Slip seat

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Upholsterer)

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England or America, Europe or North America

  • Date:

    1929-1958

  • Materials:

    Wool; Silk; Wood; Linen; Canvas; Hair

  • Techniques:

    Canvaswork, Woven (plain), Embroidered (Irish stitch)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1986.0512


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1986.0512

Object Name

Slip seat

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Ernest LoNano Interiors (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

United States, North America

Origin Notes

This slip seat was probably made at Winterthur or in New York in the 20th century to fit a corner chair made in Boston between 1745 and 1775.

Secondary Place of Origin

England or America, Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

The canvaswork on this slip seat was embroidered in England or America between 1725 and 1775.

Date

1929-1958

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; pinned to reverse (white tag); "58.2216 chair/ 86.512 seat/ Cecil Bedroom"(graphite)
2. Label ; Nailed to rear rail (white twill); "3 F 25/ CECIL ROOM/ Apr-May-June-/July-Aug-Sept-Oct" (typed)
3. Label; Nailed to rear rail (cloth); "Interior Decorator/ ERNEST LoNANO/127 East 59th St. N.Y."(woven)

Materials

Wool; Silk; Wood; Linen; Canvas; Hair

Techniques

Canvaswork, Woven (plain), Embroidered (Irish stitch)

Construction Description

Hand-stitched

Dimensions (inches)

21.75 (L) , 21.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

55.245 (L) , 55.245 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are from corner to corner, based on the orientation within the chair.

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.