Cheney Brothers Midweight Silk Velvet, 1913

Cheney Brothers Midweight Silk Velvet, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Sample length of a Cheney Brothers midweight silk-pile velvet, 1913. Silk pile warp; cotton ground warp and weft. Solid cut pile. Selvages are white twill weave with an inner black warp stripe. Color: Scarlet (W. 18 in., L. 1 yd). Possibly a millinery or trimming velvet, since it is a narrow fabric.
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk, cotton (overall material)
pile weave, solid cut pile (overall production method/technique)
red (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 18 in; 91.44 cm x 45.72 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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