Cheney Brothers "Broche Silk", 1913

Cheney Brothers "Broche Silk", 1913

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Description (Brief)
Sample cut of Cheney Brothers "Broche Silk" fabric. Figured silk (and possibly artificial silk) lightweight "tissue" style fabric, jacquard woven, supplementary weft patterned "broche". Repeating half drop design of palmettes within imbricated scallops bordered by laurel. Two weft yarns: a very shiny golden yellow silk or artificial silk, and green. Dull orange (salmon) warp yarns, of silk. Pattern of weft floats in gold and green on a changeable ground of salmon shot with gold. 3"x6" and 6"x8" pieces cut from corner of the sample. (W. 49 in., L. 18 in.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jacquard silk
fabric sample
fabric length
date made
1913
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
associated place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
gold; green; orange (overall color)
jacquard-woven, compound weave, supplementary weft patterning (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 18 in x 49 in; 45.72 cm x 124.46 cm
ID Number
TE.T00094
catalog number
T00094.000
accession number
55080
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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