Window hanging (Valance)

  • 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:

    England or United States, Europe or North America

  • Date:

    1938-1955

  • Materials:

    Silk; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (twill)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0741.003 C


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1955.0741.003 C

Object Name

Window hanging (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

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

Origin Notes

This bed hanging was probably made in New York City by Ernest LoNano Interiors.

Secondary Place of Origin

England or United States, Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Per previous cataloguer, the fabric was likely produced in England or the United States between 1780 and 1820.

Date

1938-1955

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, left, pinned on; "55.741.3.c/Williams Room [partially effaced]/APRil-July" (graphite)
2. Label; Reverse, right, cloth; "WILLIAMS ROOM/Window 3-val./-1963-seas 2-4" (typed)

Materials

Silk; Cotton

Techniques

Woven (twill)

Dimensions (inches)

11.5 (H) , 42.25 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

29.21 (H) , 107.315 (W)

Object Description

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