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Cheney Brothers engineered print silk Cushion Top, 1913

Cheney Brothers engineered print silk Cushion Top, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Sample of a Cheney Brothers engineered print silk cushion or pillow top, 1913. Velvet. Silk. Turkish design with Arabic or pseudo-Kufic calligraphy and flowers in gold, red, and grey on green ground. Construction; Yarns: main ground warp, black. Main ground weft, black. Pile: green. Pattern; printed, single medallion “Turkish” (W. 22 in., L. 22 in.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric, Upholstery
fabric sample
cushion top
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 (overall material)
Turkish medallion (overall pattern)
calligraphy (overall pattern)
floral (overall pattern)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
gold (overall color)
grey (overall color)
pile weave, velvet; printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 22 in; 55.88 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
TE.T00050
catalog number
T00050.000
accession number
55080
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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