Cushion (Chair pad)

  • 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:

    1740-1770

  • Materials:

    Silk

  • Techniques:

    Woven (damask)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1984.0637 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1984.0637 A

Object Name

Cushion (Chair pad)

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 cushion was made in New York City between 1929 and 1969.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The fabric may be a revival design that was probably made in Europe between 1870 and 1920.

Date

1740-1770

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, pinned on tag; "chair/54.505/cushion/84.637 a" (graphite)
2. Label; Reverse, twill tape; "SEASON 2" (stamped in red)
3. Label; Reverse, woven; "Interior Decorator/ERNEST LoNANO/127 E. 59th St. NY" (woven)
4. Label; Reverse, twill; "2 G 38/WALNUT/April-May-June/Nov-Dec" (graphite)

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Woven (damask)

Dimensions (inches)

17.5 (L) , 21.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

44.45 (L) , 54.61 (W)

Object Description

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