Cheney Brothers Silk furnishing fabric, Louis XVI style, 1913

Cheney Brothers Silk furnishing fabric, Louis XVI style, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Cheney Brothers silk furnishing fabric, Louis XVI style, 1913. Heavy jacquard-woven compound satin weave for use in upholstery. Pattern is a reproduction of a Rococo into Neo-Classical French fabric from a Marie Antoinette chair. Design features gold and tan musical instruments and wreaths in decorative C-scroll frames and foliate meanders on a pale blue satin ground. (W. 50 in., L. 36 in.) Possibly based on, but not a complete reproduction of, the silk designed by Phillippe de LaSalle for the bedroom of Marie Antoinette at Fontainebleu. Mfrs. #s: Com. 4294; No. 56538; Color 2926/1
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Object Name
furnishing fabric
fabric length
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
tcompound satin weave, jacquard-woven (overall production method/technique)
light brown, golden yellow, light blue (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 50 in; 91.44 cm x 127 cm
ID Number
catalog 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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