1958.0550 and 1984.0628 A, B Couch, daybed with cushions
  • 1958.0550 and 1984.0628 A, B Couch, daybed with cushions
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Cushion (Mattress)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    New York, New York, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England or France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Wool; Linen; Bast fiber (linen or hemp)

  • Techniques:

    Woven (velvet), Stamped

  • Museum Object Number:

    1984.0628 B

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1984.0628 B

Object Name

Cushion (Mattress)


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, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This cushion was made by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

England or France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably made in the 19th century.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; center left bottom; "1 S 20 FLOCK Apr-May-Jun Oct-Nov-Dec" (typed in black ink)
2. Label; center left bottom, beneath typed label; "Interior Decorator Ernest LoNano 127 E. 59th St. NY" in brown on cream-partially covered by twill tape tie
3. Label; center top; "58.550 Flock Rm Jan-Jun" on recto, "Cushion 84.628b" on verso


Wool; Linen; Bast fiber (linen or hemp)


Woven (velvet), Stamped

Dimensions (inches)

3 (H) , 62.5 (L) , 21.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

7.62 (H) , 158.75 (L) , 54.61 (W)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1984 Textiles in America, 1650-1870.
Description of fabric type: p. 295 and 368