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Cheney Brothers "Kensington" Printed Furnishing Silk, 1915

Cheney Brothers "Kensington" Printed Furnishing Silk, 1915

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
date made
1915
maker
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)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
TE.T02642.000
catalog number
T02642.000
accession number
58458
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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