Cheney Brothers "satin damask" furnishing fabric, 1916

Cheney Brothers "satin damask" furnishing fabric, 1916

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Length of all-silk, Cheney Brothers furnishing fabric; Jacquard-woven silk satin damask; Color: DuBarry rose. Width 50" Both crosswise ends are machine overlocked to prevent fraying. The design is based on late 18th century French models: flower baskets, wreaths and garlands with ribbons and bows. Design created through contrast between matte and shiny faces of the satin weave. It has 2 repeats across the width, and the repeat is 27" long. "Cheney Silks" is printed in gold on the right side of the fabric length at each crosswise end. This textile is related to T-2839 - design for satin damask; and T-2840 point paper draft of design T-2839.
Original cataloging: Upholstery fabric "Satin Damask". A medium weight silk having a satin ground with a plain woven jacquard figure. Louis XVI pattern of flower baskets with wreaths of roses and bows. Piece dyed rose. (W. 50 in., L. 54)
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Object Name
Fabric Length
furnishing fabric
Date made
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
rose (overall color)
satin damask (overall style)
turned satin weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 54 in x 50 in; 137.16 cm x 127 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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National Museum of American History
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