Cheney Brothers point paper for furnishing fabric, 1 of 8 sheets, 1913

Cheney Brothers point paper for furnishing fabric, 1 of 8 sheets, 1913

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Cheney Brothers point paper, design for furnishing fabric, 1 of 8 sheets for this design, 1913. Painted design on square paper for T-1056 fabric sample, a figured weave with a gray-green ground. Mfrs. #s: Com. 4629; Style 3272. 8 sheets, A through H. Point papers were used to plot a design out for cutting the cards for Jacquard-loom-woven textiles.
"point paper" depicting red floral motif with branching green stems and leaves, plus graphic squiggle line in repeating black, green and ochre rectangles, and matching graphic five point flower motif. "2" painted in blank ink on the top margin. "3272" written in large blank writing on the verso, and "1" written below it. "2" stamped on the verso in purple ink, obscured by paper tape. Three remnants of red border paper tape on the bottom and right edges of the verso. "T.1055C" written in pencil on a strip of paper tape in the bottom right corner of the verso. A splotch of red ink or paint on the left edge.
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Object Name
point paper
textile design
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
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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