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Cheney Brothers Printed Silk "Crepe Velour"; 1916

Cheney Brothers Printed Silk "Crepe Velour"; 1916

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A sample length of Cheney Brothers printed apparel silk "crepe velour", 1916. 40" width. This is a sample length of the first of two colorways: black, green, and pinks on white and pinks, green, and lavender on purple (dark blue?). Japonisme design of scattered chrysanthemum sprigs, imitation of an ikat or warp print. A thin, lightweight, plain weave silk, similar to Mallinson's Pussy Willow tradename.
Original cataloging: Printed crepe velour. A light weight silk with a crepey finish, chrysanthemum pattern. Colors: black and pink on white and white and pink on dark blue. Cheney Brothers. Sample shows significant fading. 3" x 4.5" and 6" x 8" pieces cut from corners of the sample. (W. 40 in., L. 36 in.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
Fabric Length
Date made
1913
date made
1916
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
crepe (overall style)
plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
black; green; pink; white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
TE.T02826.00A
catalog number
T02826.00A
accession number
59368
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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