Cushion (Chair pad)

  • 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

  • Date:

    1950-1950

  • Materials:

    Silk; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (compound)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1989.0543


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1989.0543

Object Name

Cushion (Chair pad)

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

This cushion was made in the shop of Ernest LoNano Interiors.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was attributed to Europe 1625-1700 but is possibly a revival fabric made in the early 20th century.

Date

1950-1950

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label ; Sewn to reverse at back; "Interior Decorator/ERNEST LoNANO/127 EAST 59th ST NY"(woven)
2. Label; Pinned to reverse at front; "pad for 57.598" (graphite)
3. Label; Pinned to reverse at front; "89.543" (graphite)
4. Label; Sewn to reverse at back; "HART ROOM S Z/chair pad" (typed)

Materials

Silk; Linen

Techniques

Woven (compound)

Dimensions (inches)

1.5 (H) , 24.5 (L) , 30 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

3.81 (H) , 62.23 (L) , 76.2 (W)

Measurement Notes

Width is at the front edge. Width at the rear edge is 18.75 inches.

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