Cheney Brothers Bi-color Silk Satin Damask, 1913

Cheney Brothers Bi-color Silk Satin Damask, 1913

Usage conditions apply
Description (Brief)
Length of a Cheney Brothers bi-color silk satin damask, 1913. All silk organzine yarns; turned satin reversible 2-color damask. A Renaissance revivial pattern: Ogee created by facing peacocks flanking vases with foliage. Grey-brown figures on blue-green ground with pronounced strie effect in the warp, visible in both the warp-faced satin of the ground and the weft-faced weave of the figure. (W. 51 in., L. 36 in.) Suitable for either furnishing or apparel.
Currently not on view
Object Name
jacquard silk
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
associated place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
brown; blue-green (overall color)
satin damask, jacquard woven (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 51 in; 91.44 cm x 129.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object