Bed hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Date:

    1929-1969

  • Materials:

    Silk

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0743.007


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1955.0743.007

Object Name

Bed hanging (Valance)

Category

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

Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This window hanging was probably made at Winterthur or in New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Previously attributed to France or Italy 1700-1725, this fabric was probably made in the United States in the twentieth century.

Date

1929-1969

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, left, pinned on tag; "55.743.7" (blue ink)
2. Label; Reverse, upper left, twill tape; "PORT ROYAL ROOM/April-May-June/Nov-Dec/Bottom Right val." (typed)
3. Label; Reverse, bottom left, twill tape; "2 E - PORT ROYAL/right, bottom, Bed Valence/April-May-June/Nov-Dec" (typed)
4. Label; Reverse, upper right, cloth tag; "PORT ROYAL/Nov-Jan & April-July/Bed Valence" (typed)
5. Label; Reverse, upper right; "Port Royal Winter" (pencil)
6. Label; Reverse, upper right; "SEASON 2#4" (stamped in red)

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Woven (plain)

Dimensions (inches)

10 (H) , 72.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

25.4 (H) , 184.15 (W)

Object Description

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