Cheney Brothers "armure silk" upholstery fabric, 1916

Cheney Brothers "armure silk" upholstery fabric, 1916

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Length of a silk warp, cotton weft, Cheney Brothers "armure silk" furnishing fabric, 1916. Medium green ribbed ground weave with warp float patterning of Neo-Classical style: Alternating motifs, one with ribbon, bow, and wreath design and one with oval frames holding torch and bow linked by leaf and floral swags and ribbon garlands. Slide repeat. 35" L x 50" W. Stamped on one crosswise end, "Cheney Silks". Coordinating objects from this donation are: T-2842, design for Armure silk; and T-2843, point paper drafts for armure silk.
Original cataloging: Upholstery fabric armure silk. A tapestry weave silk warp and cotton weft. Allover conventional pattern formed by a satin float figure. Color: green. Width: 50".
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Object Name
furnisihing fabric
fabric length
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk, cotton (overall material)
jacquard woven; warp-float patterning (overall production method/technique)
overall: 35 in x 50 in; 88.9 cm x 127 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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