Cheney Brothers Silk Furnishing Velvet, 1913

Cheney Brothers Silk Furnishing Velvet, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of a Cheney Brothers silk furnishing velvet. All silk velvet, very supple. Renaissance revival pattern. Wine red. Construction; solid cut pile, pile weave (probably double-woven), varying pile density creates the pattern, dark (dense) against lighter (sparser pile, with the golden yellow ground showing through) red. Yarns: ground warp and weft – tan, pile – dark red. Pattern; Large conventionalized Renaissance revival floral palmette motif with ogee framing, 22 in. L, 3 motifs in width of fabric. (W. 37-1/2 in., L. 36 in.)
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Object Name
furnishing fabric
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)
red; yellow (overall color)
pile weave; solid cut pile, density variations (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 52 in; 91.44 cm x 132.08 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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