Slip cover

  • 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:

    Europe

  • Date:

    1931-1947

  • Materials:

    Silk; Linen; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (damask)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1969.8611


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1969.8611

Object Name

Slip cover

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest 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 slip cover was made by Ernest LoNano Interiors in New York City between 1931 and 1947.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably made in Europe between 1780 and 1830.

Date

1931-1947

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Twill tape label sewn on reverse; "1 F 14 / SITTING ROOM / Jan-Feb-March" (typed)
2. Label; Fabric label sewn on reverse; "Interior Decorator / ERNEST LoNANO / 127 EAST 59TH ST. N.Y." (brown thread)
3. Label; Pinned on tag; "2010IMLSRB / .0174.001 (crossed out)" [over] "1969.8611" (graphite)
4. Inscription; Handwritten on seat; "#14" (blue crayon)

Materials

Silk; Linen; Cotton

Techniques

Woven (damask)

Dimensions (inches)

62 (L) , 54.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

157.48 (L) , 138.43 (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.