Cheney Brothers Silk velvet Cushion Top, 1913

Cheney Brothers Silk velvet Cushion Top, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Cheney Brothers, sample of a printed silk velvet square cushion or pillow top. Silk pile, cotton backing. Printed pressed velvet. Red ground. Construction; Yarns: main ground warp, black, Z twist, single ply. Main ground weft, black. Pile red. Pattern; printed, Indienne or Kashmir shawl-style design with large central medallion, with floral and paisley elements, covering the field, leaving 1 in to 1 ½ in border of red pile. (W. 23 in., L. 23 in.
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Object Name
Fabric, Upholstery
fabric sample
cushion top
pillow top
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)
cotton (overall material)
paisley (overall pattern)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
pile weave, cut velvet, printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 23 in x 23 in; 58.42 cm x 58.42 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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