Two lengths of fancy compound twill Maker: Cheney Brothers (American, 1854–1955)

ca. 1935

American Decorative Arts

Not on view


Wild (tussah) silk (weft threads) and cultivated silk (warp threads)


a: 24 1/2 × 54 in. (62.23 × 137.16 cm)
a Pattern repeat: 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm)
b: 24 1/2 × 61 in. (62.23 × 154.94 cm)
b Pattern repeat: 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm)

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Gift of Cheney Brothers, Manchester, Conn.

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20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.


  • John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 218–19, no. 142.

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