1955.0635.005 Bed Hanging, Headcloth
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Bed hanging (Headcloth)

  • 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:

    France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Block printed, Woven (plain), Quilted

  • Museum Object Number:


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Object Number


Object Name

Bed hanging (Headcloth)


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 originally a quilted petticoat, modified into a headcloth by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably made in France between 1790-1850.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "55.635.5b / Essex Bedroom/ bed back panel / Jan-June" (graphite)
2. Label; reverse, twill tape label; "SEASON 1 2" (stamped in red)
3. Label; reverse, twill tape label; "3H - ESSEX / back bed curtain / Jan-Feb-Mar" (typed)




Cotton; Linen


Block printed, Woven (plain), Quilted

Dimensions (inches)

58.5 (H) , 58 (W) , 30.5 (Repeat Height)

Dimensions (centimeters)

148.59 (H) , 147.32 (W) , 77.47 (Repeat Height)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall, per T book; 96 warps per inch.

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.