Cheney Brothers Silk Brocade Upholstery Fabric, 1925

Cheney Brothers Silk Brocade Upholstery Fabric, 1925

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Description
Length of Cheney Brothers silk fabric. Jacquard-woven, continuous supplementary weft patterned all-silk fabric composed of spun silk warp with 12 shuttles of different colors of silk producing the figures. Patterned with a 17th century (Baroque) Flemish-style medallion and meander design of urns of flowers and wreaths of flowers, wheat, and grapes in blue, green, purple, and pink on narrow striped yellow ground. Style 4584/4. Wholesaled for $18.75 per yd. (W. 50 in., L. 3 1/3 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)
Jacquard-woven, compound weave, supplementary weft patterning (overall production method/technique)
blue; green; pink; purple; yellow (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 3 11/32 yd x 50 in; 3.04495 m x 127 cm
ID Number
TE.T05114.000
catalog number
T05114.000
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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