There is one other image of this object. This object has no known copyright, and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.


See more objects with the tag dining, geometric, radiating, symmetrical .

See more objects with the color darkgrey slategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline



  • Work on this object ended.


  • We acquired this object.




  • You found it!

Napkin (Germany), ca. 1904

This is a Napkin. It was designed by Peter Behrens and manufactured by S. Frankel. It is dated ca. 1904 and we acquired it in 2002. Its medium is cotton and its technique is damask, 7 & 1 satin. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Torsten Broehan. It is credited Gift of Torsten Bröhan.

  • Object ID #18696077
  • silver.
  • Museum purchase from Friends of Applied Arts and Industrial Design, General....
  • 2002-3-1

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 36.2 x 34.9 cm (14 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Initials "E" "K" embroidered in one corner.

Cite this object as

Napkin (Germany), ca. 1904; Designed by Peter Behrens (German, 1868–1940); cotton; Warp x Weft: 36.2 x 34.9 cm (14 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.); Gift of Torsten Bröhan; 2001-20-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

This object has no known Copyright restrictions.

You are welcome to use this image in compliance with our terms of use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Napkin (Germany), ca. 1904 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 October 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>