1957.1364.002 A Window Hanging, Curtain
  • 1957.1364.002 A Window Hanging, Curtain
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Window hanging (Curtain)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    New York, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England or France, Europe

  • Date:

    1937-1957

  • Materials:

    Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Copper plate printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1364.002 A


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Object Number

1957.1364.002 A

Object Name

Window hanging (Curtain)

Category

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

New York, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This window hanging was made at Ernest LoNano Interiors in New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

England or France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably made in England or France between 1765 and 1775.

Date

1937-1957

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Twill tape label sewn on reverse; "BLACKWELL ROOM / 2 prs / Apr-May-June" (typed)
2. Label; Twill tape label sewn on reverse; "SEASON 3" (stamped in red)
3. Label; Sewn on reverse; "Interior Decorator / ERNEST LoNANO / 127 EAST 59TH ST. N.Y." (brown thread)
4. Label; Pinned on tag; "57.1364.2 a" (blue ink)

Subjects

Chinoiserie

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven (plain), Copper plate printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

89.25 (L) , 39.75 (W) , 37.5 (Repeat Height)

Dimensions (centimeters)

226.695 (L) , 100.965 (W) , 95.25 (Repeat Height)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 56. Vertical design repeat: 37 1/2 inches.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 265, fig. 274,
[Catalogue] Victoria and Albert Museum & Floud, Peter. 1955 Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of English Chintz: Two Centuries of Changing Taste.
Textile with same pattern, no. 7
[Catalogue] Victoria and Albert Museum, et al. 1960 Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of English Chintz: English Printed Fabrics from their Origins until the Present Day; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, May 18th to July 17th, 1960. 75
Textile with same pattern, p. 27 #115
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, pp. 11-12
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style, pp. 88, 101-104