Bed hanging (Base valance)

  • 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 or North America

  • Date:

    1929-1955

  • Materials:

    Linen; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0751.003


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1955.0751.003

Object Name

Bed hanging (Base valance)

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest 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 base valance was probably made in New York City by Ernest LoNano Interiors.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably made in Europe or America between 1850 and 1950.

Date

1929-1955

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, upper right, pinned on tag; "55.751.3/Port Royal Bed/Oct-Mar" (graphite)
2. Label; Reverse, upper right, twill tape tag; "2 E - PORT ROYAL/left bottom, Bed Valence/July-Aug-Sept-Oct" (typed)
3. Label; Reverse, upper right, twill tape tag; "55.751.3" (typed)

Materials

Linen; Cotton

Techniques

Woven (plain)

Dimensions (inches)

69 (H) , 10.25 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

175.26 (H) , 26.035 (W)

Object Description

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