1956.0599.006 Bed hanging, valance
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Bed hanging (Base valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Date:

    1929-1956

  • Materials:

    Linen; Cotton; Wool

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Embroidered, Crewelwork

  • Museum Object Number:

    1956.0599.006


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Object Number

1956.0599.006

Object Name

Bed hanging (Base valance)

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

Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This bed hanging was made at Winterthur or in New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Previously dated 1700-1800, the embroidery was probably executed in America between 1750-1800.

Date

1929-1956

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "56.599.6 / Walnut / SEPT - APR" (graphite)
2. Label; reverse, fabric tag; "WALNUT BED ROOM / FRONT BOTTOM BED VALANCE / 56.599.6" (typed)
3. Label; reverse, twill tape; "SEASON 2" (stamped in red)

Materials

Linen; Cotton; Wool

Techniques

Woven (plain), Embroidered, Crewelwork

Dimensions (inches)

15.5 (H) , 47.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

39.37 (H) , 121.285 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Sweeney, John A. H. 1963 The Treasure House of Early American Rooms.
Published: p. 29
[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.