Window hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    New York, New York, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Roller printed, Woven (plain)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0324 C

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1952.0324 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

New York, New York, United States, North America

Origin Notes

A pair of window curtains made in the first half of the 20th century from fabric printed between 1835 and 1845.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was produced in England between 1835 and 1845.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; on attached tag; "52.324 c / Dresser Room" (in graphite)




Roller printed, Woven (plain)

Dimensions (inches)

40 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

101.6 (W)

Measurement Notes

Width is of window opening Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined the warps per inch at 84.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[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
[Thesis] Sykas, Philip Anthony. 10//2000 Material Evidence: Nineteenth Century Calico Printers' Pattern Books. 275-343 Ph.D. The Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Textiles/Fashion
Information on roller and cylinder printing, pp. 276-312
[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
Information on a textile with a similar ground, gives date, p. 54, #360
[Journal] Architectural Review.
Information on fancy machine ground, Peter Floud, August 1956, #26
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Fancy machine grounds pp. 307-312