Cheney Brothers Lampshade Silk, "Inlai", 1925

Cheney Brothers Lampshade Silk, "Inlai", 1925

Usage conditions apply
Cheney Brothers silk and rayon burnout fabric length. A figured transparent fabric (#35217) particularly for use for lampshades. The ground is of silk and the figures of animals and birds rayon. This effect is produced by printing the design on a plain woven fabric, as shown in the animal and bird figures; one roller carrying an acid which destroys the rayon, leaving a gauze ground. Style #6510/4. Pink, blue, and gold figures on a tan ground. Wholesaled for $3.25 per yard. (W. 29 in., L. 36 in.)
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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; rayon (overall material)
plain weave; acid printed; direct printed (overall production method/technique)
blue; pink; gold; brown (overall color)
overall: 1 yd x 29 in;.9144 m x 73.66 cm
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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