1955.0635.001 B Window Hanging, Side Curtain, Pattern Detail
  • 1955.0635.001 B Window Hanging, Side Curtain, Pattern Detail
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Window hanging (Side curtain)

  • 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:

    Munster, Alsace, France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Mordant style, Block printed

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0635.001 B

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1955.0635.001 B

Object Name

Window hanging (Side curtain)


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.

The Hartmann et Fils mark is a stamp which reads: "Manufacture de toiles peintes de Soehnee l'aine et Cie a Munster"

Place of Origin

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

Origin Notes

This window hanging was made by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

Munster, Alsace, France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The main fabric was printed by Hartmann et Fils in Munster, France in about 1800.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "55.635.1b / Essex Bedroom/Jan-June" (graphite)
2. Label; reverse, twill tape label; "SEASON 1 2" (stamped in red)
3. Label; reverse, twill tape label; "3H - ESSEX /Pr. curtains, left WINDOW / Jan-Feb-Mar" (typed)
4. Label; reverse, woven tag; "Interior Decorator / ERNEST LoNANO / 127 EAST 59TH ST. NY" (woven)




Cotton; Linen


Woven (plain), Mordant style, Block printed

Dimensions (inches)

106.5 (L) , 32.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

270.51 (L) , 82.55 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. (Conservation, 2009). Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 88.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Clouzot, Henri & Morris, Frances. 1927 Painted and Printed Fabrics : The History of the Manufactory at Jouy and Other Ateliers in France 1760-1815.
Textile with same print, pl. LXXII (72)
[Book] Clouzot, Henri. 1928 Histoire de la manufacture de Jouy et de la toile imprimee en France.
Textile with same print, pl. 67
[Book] Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 1961 Painted and Printed Textiles from A.D. 800 to 1961. 63.
Related fabric: p. 28
[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style and penciled blue, p. 88; 94-96; 101-104
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, p. 11-12