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Cheney Brothers Silk Upholstery "Broche", 1925

Cheney Brothers Silk Upholstery "Broche", 1925

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Description
Cheney Brothers silk upholstery fabric length, titled "Broche". An all silk satin-ground fabric which was the first Cheney Brothers fabric to be produced on a swivel loom. [A swivel loom allowed for patterning yarns to not run continuously across the fabric. This saved on yarn costs, important in these very expensive silks.] A Louis XVI reproduction design, combining alternating narrow serpentine double stripes of tan with broad stripes of blue, ornamented with multicolored flower, feather, and lace-pattern scroll meanders. (Style #4608/2). Wholesaled for $16 per yd. Cheney Silk retail tag stapled to corner of fabric. (W. 48 in., L. 4 yds.)
These furnishing silks were, along with the patterned velvets, represent the most expensive and exclusive textiles that Cheney Brothers produced.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
furnishing fabric
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)
tan; blue; green; pink; orange (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 4 yd x 48 in; 3.6576 m x 121.92 cm
ID Number
TE.T05115.000
catalog number
T05115.000
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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