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Cheney Brothers Silk Satin Damask, 1925

Cheney Brothers Silk Satin Damask, 1925

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Description
Length of a Cheney Brothers Jacquard-woven silk upholstery fabric. A Jacquard figured, two-color, satin damask fabric with figure and ground of contrasting faces of the satin weave. Organizine warp and tram silk weft. Pattern is a Louis XVI period reproduction featuring a large scale conventionalized pattern with central motif of urns with roses, flanked and supported by foliate scrolls, birds, flowers, floral and pearl garlands and swags, and bowknots. Pearl-colored figure on rose ground. Wholesaled for $15 per yd. (W. 50 in., L. 36 in.)
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
fabric sample
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)
Jacquard (overall production method/technique)
pink; white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1 yd x 50 in;.9144 m x 127 cm
ID Number
TE.T05116.000
catalog number
T05116.000
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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