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Cheney Brothers Figured Silk Frisons, 1913

Cheney Brothers Figured Silk Frisons, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of a Cheney Brothers jacquard-figured silk 'Frisons', meaning a textured surface from a slubbed weft yarn, 1913. Jacquard-woven repeating design of an ogee grid with stylized tulips in the reserves. Slubbed plain weave "silk frisons" ground with coarse weft float patterning. Inspired by an early 17th c. ogee pattern with tulips. Piece dyed dusty rose (dull medium pink). (W. 32 in., L. 36 in.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jacquard silk
furnishing fabric
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)
weft float patterned, Jacquard-woven (overall production method/technique)
dull pink (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 32 in; 91.44 cm x 81.28 cm
ID Number
TE.T00098
catalog number
T00098.000
accession number
55080
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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