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

  • Date:

    1930-1955

  • Materials:

    Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Printed

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0744.001 B


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1955.0744.001 B

Object Name

Window hanging (Side curtain)

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

New York, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This window hanging was probably made by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Origin Notes

Per T Book Vol. VII, this fabric was probably printed in France between 1785 and 1800. Per previous cataloguer: This fabric is a reproduction by Brunschwig & Fils of called "Petite Champs", after a design printed in France between 1785-1800.

Date

1930-1955

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, bottom left, pinned on tag; "55.744.1b/WiLLiAMS ROOM/JULY-OCT" (graphite)
2. Label; Reverse, bottom left, cloth tag; "WILLIAMS ROOM/WINDOW 1" (typed)

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven (plain), Printed

Dimensions (inches)

83.5 (L) , 32.5 (W) , 31.5 (Repeat Height)

Dimensions (centimeters)

212.09 (L) , 82.55 (W) , 80.01 (Repeat Height)

Measurement Notes

Vertical repeat per T Book, Vol. VII. Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 64.

Object Description

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