Cheney Brothers "Tapestry" furnishing fabric, 1913

Cheney Brothers "Tapestry" furnishing fabric, 1913

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Description (Brief)
A length of a Cheney Brothers "Tapestry" furnishing fabric, 1913. Intended for use in upholstery. Not truly tapestry woven - it is a continuous weft patterned compound satin weave, jacquard-loom-woven fabric. Design reminiscent of 1740s-40s "island layoit" but with a vaguely modern set of motifs, such as palm strees and sailboats, as well as exotic blossoms, in light and dark blue on a golden yellow ground. Cheney Brothers logo woven into selvedge. (W. 50 in., L. 2 1/2 yds.) Mfrs. #s: Com.4765; No. 79486; Color 3408/1. The design for this, painted on point paper, is T-1049.
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Object Name
furnishing fabric
jacquard silk
fabric length
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
compound satin weave; jacquard-woven (overall production method/technique)
blues; golden yellow (overall color)
overall: 2 1/2 yd x 50 in; 2.286 m x 127 cm
ID Number
catalog 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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