Cheney Brothers Novelty Velvet, "Fancy Velours Chiffon",1913

Cheney Brothers Novelty Velvet, "Fancy Velours Chiffon",1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers Novelty Velvet, "Fancy Velours Chiffon",1913. A medium weight silk novelty velvet. Horizontal lines of cut pile in black, voided to rows of blue ground in between. At intervals there are bands of lines with more distance between the pile lines, and more blue showing through.Black pile on blue ground Construction; pile weave, cut velvet. Yarns - all silk: warp – black, weft – blue, pile – black. (W. 42 in., L. 1 yard.) [NB: The linked image is the correct one, it just has a brown cast, instead of black.] Blue selvage. A swatch card in the study file with this sample describes it as "Used for dress goods. Spun silk pile, silk back, yarn dyed."
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Object Name
fabric length
dress 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 (overall material)
blue (overall color)
pile weave, cut pile, voided (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 42 in; 91.44 cm x 106.68 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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