Cheney Brothers "Venetian Velvet" furnishing fabric, 1913

Cheney Brothers "Venetian Velvet" furnishing fabric, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Sample length of a Cheney Brothers "Venetian Velvet" furnishing fabric, 1913. Reproduction of Venetian velvet. Construction; pile weave, solid cut velvet. Yarns: Ground - cotton; Pile - probably artificial silk. Ground warp – tan, ground weft – tan, pile warp – green, very lustrous, no "scroop", suggesting it is artificial silk. Bright green solid cut pile on light brown ground that occasionally shows through in a subtle strie effect in the pile. (W. 52 in., L. 36 in.)
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Object Name
furnishing fabric
fabric length
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
artificial silk, cotton (overall material)
green, light brown (overall color)
pile weave, solid cut pile (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 52 in; 91.44 cm x 132.08 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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