Cheney Brothers "Kensington" Printed Furnishing Silk, 1915

Cheney Brothers "Kensington" Printed Furnishing Silk, 1915

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Description (Brief)
A length of Cheney Brothers "Kensington" printed furnishing silk, 1915; Chinoiserie design. A tussah silk pongee, slightly coarse plain weave. Printed in Chinoiserie style; island layout scenes with female figures having tea, framed by foliate scrolls, vases, and furniture; with flowers and butterflies, in beige, tan, browns, blue, lavender, greens, white, and black on an orange ground. (W. 30 in., 36 in.) Suitable for summer drapery or for items of apparel such as dressing gowns.
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Object Name
printed 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)
plain weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 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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