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Cheney Brothers "Venetian Velvet" furnishing fabric, 1913

Cheney Brothers "Venetian Velvet" furnishing fabric, 1913

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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.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
furnishing fabric
fabric length
velvet
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
artificial silk, cotton (overall material)
green, light brown (overall color)
pile weave, solid cut pile (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 52 in; 91.44 cm x 132.08 cm
ID Number
TE.T00077
catalog number
T00077.000
accession number
55080
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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