Cheney Brothers Furnishing "Brocade", 1913

Cheney Brothers Furnishing "Brocade", 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of Cheney Brothers Furnishing "Brocade", 1913. Medium weight, fairly stiff, jacquard-woven fabric with several supplementary weft yarns, in different colors, tied in plain weave into the ground, forming bands of color on the reverse and weft float patterning on the face. The warp yarns are spun silk, cotton, and twisted spun silk; the weft yarns are tussah (wild) silk and cotton. Revival styling, Rococo into Neo-classical transition period, combining floral meanders with supplementary warp-float stripes. Meandering roses in pinks, and white and green flowering vines on a pale green ground striped with golden yellow. (W. 50 in., L. 36 in.)
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Object Name
furnishing fabric
jacquard silk
fabric length
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
associated place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
compound weave, Jacquard-woven, supplementary warp and weft float patterning (overall production method/technique)
gold; green; pinks; white (overall color)
overall: 36 in x 50 in; 91.44 cm x 127 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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