Cheney Brothers silk millinery and trimming velvet; 1925

Cheney Brothers silk millinery and trimming velvet; 1925

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Description
A sample length of Cheney Brothers silk millinery and trimming velvet. A bright red-orange silk cut pile on a black plain weave ground; the pile is pressed flat for a panne velvet. The red-orange pile on a black ground gives a 'burnt orange' color effect. The fringed selvage indicates this is a double-woven velvet. Very fine, lightweight, but dense pile. Main piece - W. 19 in., L. 120 in.; cut piece with W. 5 in., L. 11 in. is also included.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
silk velvet
fabric length
date made
1925
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
orange (overall color)
pile weave; cut pile (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 120 in x 19 in; 304.8 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
TE.T05133.000
catalog number
T05133.000
accession number
87434
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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