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Cheney Brothers Silk Satin Damask, 1913

Cheney Brothers Silk Satin Damask, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Length of a Cheney Brothers lightweight silk satin damask, 1913. All silk, turned satin damask with pattern showing in lighter shiny satin weave against darker matte reverse of the satin weave. Organzine yarns, very fine. Patterned with large scale 16th century Renaissance revival design featuring a foliate ogival lattice with crowns, pearls, and palmettes (without pomegranaes) in the reserves. Weave structure gives a pink figure on a red ground. (W. 51 in., L. 36 in.) Suitable weight for furnishing or apparel.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jacquard silk
damask
fabric length
date made
1913
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)
red (overall color)
satin damask, jacquard-woven (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 yd x 51 in; 32.9184 m x 129.54 cm
ID Number
TE.T00101.000
catalog number
T00101.000
accession number
55080
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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