Slip cover

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Joseph Li Volsi

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Europe or North America

  • Date:

    1970

  • Materials:

    Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1969.8191.005


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1969.8191.005

Object Name

Slip cover

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Joseph Li Volsi
August 14, 1907-October 22, 1985
Per telephone conversation with Paul Periconi, nephew of Joseph LiVolsi, 08/18/2009: LiVolsi was born on August 14, 1907. His father, Salvatore, and his mother immigrated from Italy. Joseph LiVolsi was a third generation upholsterer. LiVolsi married his wife, Grace on November 18, 1934. In addition to working for Winterthur, Mr. Periconi notes that his uncle did work for the White House refurnishing project and for Mount Vernon, among other museums. LiVolsi worked at home after his retirement until the time of his death. It is very likely that all information, fabric scraps, and tools pertaining to his upholstery business were disposed of after Grace LiVolsi's death in 2007. (SAJ, 08/18/2009) More information about LiVolsi is available on the website: http://www.scovottifamily.com/grace.html

Place of Origin

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

Origin Notes

This slip cover was made in New York City at the shop of Joseph Li Volsi.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric (1967.0244) was previously attributed to France between 1780 and 1830. It was probably made in Europe or North America between 1800 and 1850.

Date

1970

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Pinned on tag; "2010IMLSRB / .0133 / .005 (crossed out)" [over] "1969.8191.005" (graphite)

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven (plain)

Dimensions (inches)

28.25 (L) , 30.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

71.755 (L) , 78.105 (W)

Object Description

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