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Cheney Brothers "Antique" Silk Taffeta, 1951

Cheney Brothers "Antique" Silk Taffeta, 1951

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Description
Selvage width sample cut of a Cheney Brothers silk taffeta furnishing fabric. A somewhat stiff, lightweight plain weave taffeta. Antique style with deliberate irregularities, piece dyed gold. Some marks on the fabric where from tape or adhesive. (W. 50 in., L. 19 in.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
furnishing fabric
fabric sample
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)
plain weave; piece-dyed (overall production method/technique)
gold (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 19 in x 50 in; 48.26 cm x 127 cm
ID Number
TE.T10934.000
catalog number
T10934.000
accession number
190958
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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