Cheney Brothers Printed Silk Satin; Sophie Crownfield; 1913

Cheney Brothers Printed Silk Satin; Sophie Crownfield; 1913

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Cheney Brothers Pigment-printed silk satin, 1913. Satin weave silk in pale blue, naturalistic printed design of Cosmos flowers, in a tossed, non-directional layout, in white and pink with twining stems in green and brown. The white sections are matte-finished on both the face and reverse - initial cataloging suggests a pigment print. (Dimensions: W. 30 in., L. 36 in.). Designed by Sophie Crownfield. A second colorway on a pale yellow ground is also in the collection: T01023. Cheney description: "This is a decorative material used for the manufacture of kimonos, sofa cushions, bedspreads, lambrequins, etc." In this instance 'kimono' means women's wrappers or dressing gowns.
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Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
printed silk
date made
Cheney Brothers
Co. HQ
United States: New York, New York
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
made at
United States: Connecticut, Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
blue, pink, white, green, brown (overall color)
satin weave (overall production method/technique)
cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
naturalistic floral (overall style)
DELETE (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Cheney Brothers
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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