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Cheney Brothers Silk Furnishing Damask, 1951

Cheney Brothers Silk Furnishing Damask, 1951

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Description
Cheney Brothers silk fabric sample. A midweight, drapey Jacquard woven damask. Pattern is a large-scale floral design with twill figures on a satin ground. Piece-dyed red. Darks marks of residue from tape or adhesive are present along the edges of the fabric. (W. 52 in., L. 180 in.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
furnishing fabric
fabric length
date made
1951
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; piece-dyed (overall production method/technique)
red (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 180 in x 52 in; 457.2 cm x 132.08 cm
ID Number
TE.T10940.000
catalog number
T10940.000
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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