Cheney Brothers Silk "Lyons Finish Velvet", 1925

Cheney Brothers Silk "Lyons Finish Velvet", 1925

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Cheney Brothers silk fabric sample. A narrow velvet fabric intended for millinery and trimming. Skein dyed (#248 1/2) made with pile and ground warp of organizine silk, weft of cotton. Color #2400, Pheasant (a bright orange. Some fading is visible on the sample. Originally wholsesaled for $1.15 per yard. Tag with "velours Poil de Soie/ No 248 1/2 / Yds. 3" attached to sample. (W. 19 in., L 94 in.)
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Object Name
silk velvet
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; cotton (overall material)
cut pile (overall production method/technique)
orange (overall color)
overall: 94 in x 19 in; 238.76 cm x 48.26 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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