Cheney Brothers printed Florentine silk; 1916

Cheney Brothers printed Florentine silk; 1916

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Description
Sample cut of a Cheney Brothers printed Florentine silk. A thin, lightweight plain weave silk printed with a conventionalized fringed-petal flower and spiky leaf design with bands of craquelure in the background, on a black ground. Print colors: light blue, pink, light brown, green, gray,
Original cataloging: Printed Florentine silk. A light spun-silk filled pongee. Floral pattern in 7 colors on a black ground. Width: 32"
Grouping for this design includes the original painted design, the enlarged design sheets for creating the pantograph plates, and the plates for transferring the design to the copper rollers or cylinders.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
printed silk
fabric sample
date made
1916
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
black; blue; grey; pink; brown; green (overall color)
plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 28 1/2 in x 32 in; 72.39 cm x 81.28 cm
ID Number
TE.T02834.000
catalog number
T02834.000
accession number
59368
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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