Bed hanging (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

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Embroidered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0751.006


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1955.0751.006

Object Name

Bed hanging (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

Bed hangings in this set were made by Ernest LoNano Interiors.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Per a previous cataloguer the embroidery was done 1725-1800. It is unusual to find typical crewel embroidery done in a monotone silk thread. This base valance was probably made between 1929 (date of Port Royal Bedroom installation) and 1950 from fabric that was woven between 1850-1950 and embroidered between 1929 and 1950.

Date

1929-1955

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Pinned to lining (white tag); "55.751.6/PORT ROYAL/B/RM/OCT-MAR"
2. Label; sewn to lining (white twill); "2 E -PORT ROYAL/ right top, Bed Valance/ July, Aug,Sept,Oct"
3. Label; Sewn to lining (white twill); "55.751.6 " (typed)

Materials

Linen

Techniques

Woven (plain), Embroidered

Dimensions (inches)

11.5 (H) , 78.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

29.21 (H) , 200.025 (W)

Object Description

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