Bedcover (Bedspread)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Interior decorator/upholsterer)

  • Place of Origin:

    New England, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    New York, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1750-1800

  • Materials:

    Linen; Wool; Cotton; Silk

  • Techniques:

    Embroidered, Crewelwork

  • Museum Object Number:

    1956.0601


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1956.0601

Object Name

Bedcover (Bedspread)

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Ernest LoNano Interiors (Interior decorator/upholsterer)
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 England, United States, North America

Secondary Place of Origin

New York, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

The various pieces of crewelwork were assembled into a bedcover by Ernest LoNano of New York City in the 20th century.

Date

1750-1800

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; lower left; "56.601.1 Walnut Sept.-Dec." (pencil script)
2. Label; lower right; "Interior Decorator, Ernest LoNano, 127 East 59th St. N.Y." (woven)
3. Label; upper right; "Season 2." (stamped in red)
4. Label; upper right; "2G-Walnut Bedspread April-May-June Nov-Dec." (typed)
5. Inscription; center; "A.L. to B.S. 17_(4?)4"

Materials

Linen; Wool; Cotton; Silk

Techniques

Embroidered, Crewelwork

Construction Description

Hand stitched with machine-stitched piecing of the various panels.

Dimensions (inches)

109 (L) , 87 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

276.86 (L) , 220.98 (W)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1977 Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850.
Published: p. 143, 143, pl. 24
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1995 Plain and Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850.
Published: p. 149, pl. 24