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Cheney Brothers "Colonial Prints" Frisons silk, 1913

Cheney Brothers "Colonial Prints" Frisons silk, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Sample length of a Cheney Brothers "Colonial Prints" Frisons dress silk, 1913. Lightweight plain weave made with irregular slubbed spun silk warp and weft yarns. Printed allover floral design with a diagonal meander repeat. Ecru ground, blue and orange flowers with green and yellow leaves and stems. (W. 31 in., L. 36 in.) A page from a Cheney Brothers sample book having two small swatches of this fabric in 2 additional colorways (pinks and oranges; yellows and light purples) is filed in the study swatches. The page is labelled "Colonial Prints" 32 inch.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
printed silk
date made
1913
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
made at
United States: Connecticut, Manchester
Physical Description
silk (spun silk) (overall material)
beige, blues, orange, green, yellow (overall color)
plain weave, cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
allover floral (overall pattern)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 31 in; 91.44 cm x 78.74 cm
ID Number
TE.T00064
catalog number
T00064.000
accession number
55080
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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