1955.0750.001 A Window Hanging, Side Curtain
  • 1955.0750.001 A Window Hanging, Side Curtain
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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:

    Europe

  • Date:

    1929-1955

  • Materials:

    Silk; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (damask)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0750.001 A


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Object Number

1955.0750.001 A

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

Previously catalogued as having been manufactured in Italy, this side curtain was made by Ernest LoNano Interiors in New York City between 1930 and 1950.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

Previously catalogued as having been woven in Italy between 1720 and 1750, this fabric was probably woven in Europe between 1775 and 1825.

Date

1929-1955

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, bottom right, pinned on tag; "55.70.2a/Port Royal Bed./Oct-Mar" (graphite)
2. Label; Reverse, bottom right, twill tape tag; "55.750.5" (typed)
3. Label; Reverse, bottom right, twill tape tag; "2 E -- PORT ROYAL/Pr. Curtains, right window/July-Aug-Sept-Oct" (typed)

Materials

Silk; Linen

Techniques

Woven (damask)

Dimensions (inches)

114.75 (L) , 29 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

291.465 (L) , 73.66 (W)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Thornton, Peter. 1965 Baroque and Rococo Silks.
Related fabric: pl.114a, p.194