Room-Port Royal Bedroom, May 1935
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Window hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Silk; Cotton

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0742.002 C

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1955.0742.002 C

Object Name

Window hanging (Valance)


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)
The interior design firm of Ernest Lo Nano manufactured many textile furnishings (curtains, upholstery, bed hangings, etc.) for Henry Francis du Pont between 1929 and 1958. Mr. du Pont mainly worked with Ernest S. Lo Nano Jr (1901 to 1958), who was proprietor of the shop from 1935-1958. Mr.du Pont was quite clear that Lo Nano did not act as the interior designer at Winterthur. Rather, Lo Nano was the curtain maker and upholsterer. Jeni Sandberg has conducted much of the primary research on Lo Nano. See the manuscripts, notes in file "Lo Nano" in textile curator's office.

Place of Origin

France, Europe



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, left, pinned on tag; "55.742.2c [over] valance" (blue ink)
2. Label; Reverse, right, cloth; "Port R..." (partially effaced; ink)
3. Label; Reverse, right, twill tape; "PORT ROYAL/April-May-June/Nov-Dec/LEFT" (typed and black marker)
4. Label; Reverse, right; "SEASON 2#4" (stamped in red)


Silk; Cotton

Dimensions (inches)

9 (L) , 72 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

22.86 (L) , 182.88 (W)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Thornton, Peter. 1965 Baroque and Rococo Silks.
Related fabric: pl.114a, p.194