Cheney Brothers Silk Furnishing Fabric, 1913

Cheney Brothers Silk Furnishing Fabric, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Sample length of a Cheney Brothers silk furnishing fabric. Original cataloging called it "Tapestry woven" but is really a jacquard-woven compound weave with several supplementary wefts. For use in upholstery. Rococo-revival pattern of meandering floral vines in green with peach, pink, white and yellow flowers, against a lace-pattern meander; on a very pale gray-green ground with a horizontal rib textured effect. (W. 50 in., 36 in.) The original painted design for this textile is T-1055. Mfrs. #s: Com. 4629; No. 65813; Color 3272/3
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Object Name
furnishing fabric
fabric length
jacquard silk
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
compound weave; jacquard-woven; supplementary-weft patterning (overall production method/technique)
green; grey; orange; pink; yellow; white (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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