Cheney Brothers "Venetian Velvet" furnishing fabric, 1913

Cheney Brothers "Venetian Velvet" furnishing fabric, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers "Venetian Velvet" furnishing fabric, 1913. Solid cut pile velvet. Silk pile warp, cotton ground warp and weft. Company describes it as a "Reproduction of an antique Venetian velvet". The tan ground shows slightly through the green pile, which has been pressed flat. Construction; pile weave, cut velvet. Yarns: warp – tan, weft – tan, pile – green. (36" L x 50" W)
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Object Name
furnishing fabric
fabric length
silk velvet
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, cotton (overall material)
pile weave; solid cut pile (overall production method/technique)
green, tan (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 50 in; 91.44 cm x 127 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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