The museum is open Fridays through Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free timed-entry passes are required. Review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

Cheney Brothers Figured Silk Furnishing Fabric, 1913

Cheney Brothers Figured Silk Furnishing Fabric, 1913

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers lightweight figured silk fabric, 1913. Broken twill weave ground with weft-float patterning of Chinese dragon roundels.Company term was "Broche", but this is not a brocade in the strict sense, just a weft float figure, no supplementary wefts. All silk. Piece dyed medium gray-blue. Circular medallions w/ five-toed dragons.Company literature says it was “Used for curtains. Jacquard loom warp of reeled Japan two-thread organzine. Filling Canton rereeled. Pure dye.” [Source: “The Upholsterer” 15 Feb. 1918 pg. 62, “The Upholsterer” 15 Aug 1924 pg. 105.] (W. 30 in., L. 36 in.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fabric, furnishing
fabric sample
fabric length
date made
1913
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
jacquard-woven; compound twill weave; piece-dyed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
TE.T00095
catalog number
T00095.000
accession number
55080
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object