1957.1279.007 Bed hanging, Valance
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Bed hanging (Base valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:


  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Woven (satin), Embroidered

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Object Number


Object Name

Bed hanging (Base 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

Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This bed hanging was probably made at Winterthur or in New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin


Secondary Origin Notes

Previously attributed to France, 1770-1790, this machine embroidered fabric was probably made in Europe between 1880 and 1940.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "57.1279.7 / Gold & White / July - Dec" (graphite)
2. Label; reverse, twill tape; "SEASON 4" (stamped in red)
3. Label; reverse, twill tape; " 2 L - GOLD and WHITE / left bottom BED Valance / April - May - June / Oct - Nov - Dec" (typed)




Woven (satin), Embroidered

Construction Description

Machine woven and machine embroidered

Dimensions (inches)

19 (H) , 76.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

48.26 (H) , 194.95 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall

Object Description

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