In the closing days of 2012 The Design Library made a very exciting acquisition - a significant archive from Cheney Brothers Silks.
Cheney Silks was the first highly successful silk manufacturer in the United States. Begun in 1838 and continuing through the early 1990s, the archive holds thousands of samples of Cheney's exquisite jacquard production as well as hundreds of museum quality paintings and early European textiles from the Holzach Collection of Rue Beauregard, Paris.
Above are some examples of the beautiful pieces we've discovered while unpacking. We are thrilled to welcome another exceptional acquisition into our archive. Satisfying both traditional and contemporary aesthetics, there is sure to be something in this collection for everyone to enjoy.