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 or North America

  • Date:

    1680-1700

  • Materials:

    Silk

  • Techniques:

    Woven (damask)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1984.0629 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1984.0629 A

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 in New York City by Ernest LoNano Interiors between 1939 and 1969.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Previously attributed to Italy between 1680 and 1700 this fabric was probably made in Europe or North America between 1800 and 1900.

Date

1680-1700

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Fabric label sewn on reverse; "Interior Decorator / ERNEST LoNANO / 127 EAST 59TH ST. N.Y." (brown thread)
2. Label; Twill label sewn on reverse; "1 S 18 / FLOCK ROOM / Jan-Feb-Mar / July-Aug-Sept" (typed)
3. Label; Pinned on tag; "58.558 / Flock Room / July-Dec" [over] "Slipcover / 84.629a" (graphite)
4. Inscription; Stamped on reverse; "SEASON 1 3" (stamped in red ink)
5. Inscription; Hand written on seat; "FLOCK R-" (graphite)

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Woven (damask)

Dimensions (inches)

67 (L) , 65 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

170.18 (L) , 165.1 (W)

Object Description

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