Bed 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:

    France, Europe

  • Date:

    1938-1955

  • Materials:

    Cotton; Silk

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Block printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0745.005


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1955.0745.005

Object Name

Bed 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 bed hanging was made by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City

Secondary Place of Origin

France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

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

Date

1938-1955

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, bottom left, pinned on tag; "55.745.5/Williams/June-Oct" (graphite)
2. Label; Reverse, bottom left, twill tape tag; "55.745.5" (typed)
3. Label; Reverse, bottom left, twill tape tag; "2A BELLE ISLE/right Bed Curtain/Jan-Feb-Mar" (typed)
4. Label; Reverse, bottom left, twill tape tag; "SEASON 1" (stamped in red)

Materials

Cotton; Silk

Techniques

Woven (plain), Block printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

76.5 (H) , 17.5 (W) , 31.5 (Repeat Height)

Dimensions (centimeters)

194.31 (H) , 44.45 (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

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[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