Window hanging (Side curtain)

  • Title:

    The Gardener

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Philippe de Lasalle (Fabric designer)

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Possible maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Silk; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (compound), Woven (brocaded), Embroidered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1331.004 A

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1957.1331.004 A

Object Name

Window hanging (Side curtain)


The Gardener


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Philippe de Lasalle (Fabric designer)

Ernest LoNano Interiors (Possible 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

Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This window hanging was possibly made by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably woven in France. This design has a known history of reproduction and reinterpretation throughout the late 18th century and through the 19th century. Previously dated according to its design, c. 1770, this fabric is probably dated to the late 19th century due to the muted color palette and quantity of fabric. (See References.)



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "57.1331.4 a -d [crossed out]" (blue ink) / "retired" (graphite)
2. Label; reverse, twill tape label; "SEASON 2" (stamped in red) "4" [crossed out]
3. Label; reverse, twill tape label; "1 A DINING ROOM / Pr. Curtains, left west Window / Oct-Nov-Dec" (typed)




Silk; Cotton


Woven (compound), Woven (brocaded), Embroidered

Dimensions (inches)

128.75 (L) , 36 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

327.025 (L) , 91.44 (W)

Measurement Notes

Width includes trim.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Hafter, Daryl M. 1977 "Philippe de Lasalle: From Mise-en-carte to Industrial Design". Winterthur Portfolio. 12: 139-164.
Published: fig. 18
[Book] Sweeney, John A. H. 1963 The Treasure House of Early American Rooms.
Published: p. 108
[Article] Miller, Lesley Ellis. 2005 "The Marriage of Art and Commerce: Philippe de Lasalle's Success in Silk". Art History. 28 (2): 200-226.
Recto and verso of design published: p.220
[Book] Jolly, Anna. 2009 Riggisberger Berichte: Furnishing Textiles. Studies on Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Interior Decoration. 17.
Design published: p.87, design variant: p.111
[Book] Weibel, Adele Coulin. 1944 2000 Years of Silk Weaving.
Design in same colorway published: fig. 377 (mis-attributed to Huet). Design variant made by Camille de Pernon & Company published: fig 375
[Book] Musee Carnavalet. 2002 L'Art de la soie Prelle: 1752-2002 des ateliers lyonnais aux palais parisiens.
Design variant by Lamy & Giraud, 1889: fig. 171.