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.
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Object Name
dress silk
fabric length
printed silk
date made
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)
overall: 36 in x 31 in; 91.44 cm x 78.74 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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