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Cheney Brothers "Chenille Brocade" Furnishing fabric, 1913

Cheney Brothers "Chenille Brocade" Furnishing fabric, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of a Cheney Brothers silk and cotton furnishing fabric. "Chenille Brocade", imitation velvet, 1913. Jacquard-woven ' brocade' of silk and cotton. Medium blue. For upholstery, uses chenille yarn in the weft for a velvet effect in the ground; satin weave in the warp contrasts to create the textured design. Pattern; Floral palmette motif surrounded by ogee lattice of winding stems, lengthwise repeat 15 -1/2 in. (W. 48 in., L. 36 in.) NB: The image is of this design and technique, but not this colorway.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
furnishing fabric
jacquard silk
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
cotton; silk (overall material)
blue (overall color)
compound weave; faux velvet (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 48 in; 91.44 cm x 121.92 cm
ID Number
TE.T00106.000
catalog number
T00106.000
accession number
55080
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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American Silk Industry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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