1957.1285.004 Side curtain
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Bed hanging (Side 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 United States, Europe or North America

  • Date:

    1942-1943

  • Materials:

    Linen ; Cotton; Wool

  • Techniques:

    Crewelwork, Embroidered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1285.004


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Object Number

1957.1285.004

Object Name

Bed hanging (Side 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 bed hanging was probably made into its current form by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

England or United States, Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

The embroidery on the hangings is American or English and dates from 1690 to 1740.

Date

1942-1943

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; lower right corner; "57.1285.4 Patuxent Nov-Mar" (in graphite)
2. Label; lower right corner; "PATUXENT BED LEFT FRONT BED CURTAIN 57.1285.4" (typed in black ink)

Materials

Linen ; Cotton; Wool

Techniques

Crewelwork, Embroidered

Dimensions (inches)

95.75 (H) , 51.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

243.21 (H) , 131.45 (W)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Cummin, Hazel E. 07//1940 What Was Dimity in 1790?. Antiques. 3.
Used to identify fabric as dimity
[Book] Cantor, Jay E. 1997 Winterthur. 264.
Published: p. 166
[Book] Sweeney, John A. H. 1963 The Treasure House of Early American Rooms.
Published: p. 246
[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. 105, fig. 52
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1995 Plain and Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850.
Published: p. 106, fig. 53
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1995 Plain and Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850.
Published: p. 109, figs. 55, 56