1952.0358.002 Bed Hanging, Headcloth
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Bed hanging (Headcloth)

  • 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:

    United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Linen; Wool

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Embroidered, Appliqued, Crewelwork

  • Museum Object Number:


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Object Number


Object Name

Bed hanging (Headcloth)


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 bed hanging was made in New York City at the shop of Ernest LoNano Interiors between 1943 and 1951.

Secondary Place of Origin

United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

This embroidery was probably executed in the United States between 1725 and 1775. The linen ground fabric was probably made in Europe or North America between 1800 and 1900. The modern embroidery elements were probably executed between 1943 and 1951.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Twill tape label sewn on reverse; "3 F - CECIL ROOM / Back Bed Hanging / July-Aug-Sept / Oct-Nov-Dec" (typed)
2. Inscription; Stamped on reverse; "SEASON 3#4" (red ink)
3. Label; Pinned on tag; "52.358.2 / HEADCLOTH / April-Sept." (graphite)


Linen; Wool


Woven (plain), Embroidered, Appliqued, Crewelwork

Construction Description


Dimensions (inches)

74.25 (H) , 61.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

188.59 (H) , 156.21 (W)

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] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1977 Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850.
Published: p. 143, pl. 26