Window hanging (Side curtain)

  • 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:


  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Cylinder printed, Roller printed, Block printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0329 B

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1952.0329 B

Object Name

Window hanging (Side curtain)


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift 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

A pair of window curtains made in the first half of the 20th century from fabric printed c. 1840.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably made in England, c. 1840.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; on attached tag; "52.329 B / Lebanon Room" On reverse: "T243" (in graphite)
2. Label; woven tan and brown tag at reverse lower right corner; "Interior Decorator / ERNEST LoNANO / 127 EAST 59TH ST NY"




Woven (plain), Cylinder printed, Roller printed, Block printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

60 (L) , 19 (W) , 12.75 (Repeat Height)

Dimensions (centimeters)

152.4 (L) , 48.2 (W) , 32.385 (Repeat Height)

Measurement Notes

Length measured at inner edge. Width measured at the center of the panel. Measurements are approximate due to inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 64. Vertical design repeat: 13 inches.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Cantor, Jay E. 1997 Winterthur. 264.
Window hanging from set published: p. 44
[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
[Thesis] Sykas, Philip Anthony. 10//2000 Material Evidence: Nineteenth Century Calico Printers' Pattern Books. 275-343 Ph.D. The Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Textiles/Fashion
Information on roller and cylinder printing, pp. 276-312