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Cheney Brothers Printed Silk Pongee "Florentine", 1915

Cheney Brothers Printed Silk Pongee "Florentine", 1915

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Cheney Brothers printed silk pongee "Florentine", 1915. A lightweight, spun silk filled pongee, printed with a dense, allover patchwork-look, garden-inspired pattern of various geometric and floral filled irregular reserves - and the letter W - in blue, white, red, green and brown outlined in black. (W. 32 in., L. 36 in.) Made as a decorative or furnishing fabric. "The company's description of this textiles as "Florentine" may have referred to the fabric quality and not the pattern name.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
printed silk
fabric sample
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, spun silk (overall material)
plain weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
black; blue; brown; green; white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 32 in; 91.44 cm x 81.28 cm
ID Number
TE.T02638.000
catalog number
T02638.000
accession number
58458
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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