1984.0644.001 Slip cover obverse
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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:

    1936-1947

  • Materials:

    Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1984.0644.001


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Object Number

1984.0644.001

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

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The fabric was probably printed in England between 1775 and 1800.

Date

1936-1947

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Twill tape label sewn on reverse; "1 J 18 57.677 / MONTMORENCI HALL 1st Flr / July-Aug-Sept / Also Jan-Feb-Mar, if wanted" (typed, stamped)
2. Label; Fabric label sewn on reverse; "Interior Decorator / ERNEST LoNANO / 127 EAST 59TH ST. N.Y." (brown thread)
3. Label; Pinned on tag; "57.676.1 / Mont. Stair. Hall / JULY-SEPT" (graphite)
4. Label; Pinned on tag; "Chair / 57.676.1 / Slipcover / 84.644.1" (graphite)

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

21.25 (L) , 23 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

53.975 (L) , 58.42 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. Montgomery determined warps per inch: 72 Vertical design repeat: 19 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] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, pp. 11-12
[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 mordant style, pp. 88, 101-104