slip seat upper surface 1984.0607.004
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Slip seat

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Europe or North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Velvet; Silk; Linen; Wood

  • Techniques:

    Woven (velvet)

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Slip seat


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

Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This slip seat was proabably made at Winterthur or in New York City between 1929 and 1969.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Previously dated 1880-1940, this fabric was probably made in Europe or North America between 1880 and 1940.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse; "Interior Decorator/ ERNEST Lo NANO/ 127 EAST 59TH ST. N.Y."
2. Label; Reverse, pinned on tag; "(59.2508 chair)/84.669.4/Vauxhall/Room/Oct.Mar" [over] "slipseat/84.669.4/5" (graphite)
3. Label; Reverse, cloth tag; "59.2508/E Q 27/VAUXHALL ROOM/Oct-July" (black marker and typed)
4. Label; Reverse, twill tape tag; "SEASON 124" (stamped in red)
5. Label; Reverse; "27" (white chalk or crayon)


Velvet; Silk; Linen; Wood


Woven (velvet)

Dimensions (inches)

16 (L) , 20 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

40.64 (L) , 50.8 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall.

Object Description

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