1984.0607.001  Slip Cover
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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:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Block printed, Resist style

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Slip cover


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 1929 and 1943.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This textile was printed in Britain in about 1760.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Twill tape label sewn on reverse; "1 C 2 / CHESTERTOWN / June-July-Aug-Sept" (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; "Chair 58.2137 / ChesTerTown Rm / Slipcover 84.607.1 / July-Dec" (graphite)


Cotton; Linen


Woven (plain), Block printed, Resist style

Dimensions (inches)

53 (L) , 32.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

134.62 (L) , 83.185 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to inherent variability of textiles. Vertical design repeat: 27 7/8 inches. Selvedge width: 29 1/8 inches.

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] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 207, fig. 202
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on Resist style, p. 11
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on Resist style, pp. 88, 92-94
[Article] Eaton, Linda. 2010 How can you resist? Blue and White Resist-Printed Textiles. Antiques and Fine Art. X (5 Winter/Autumn 2010): 210-211.
Information on paste work: pp. 210-211