1955.0643.001 Bed Hanging, Valance
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Bed 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:


  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Silk; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (damask)

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Bed hanging (Valance)


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 made by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin


Secondary Origin Notes

Previously attributed to Italy, 1675-1725, this fabric was probably made in Europe between 1700-1775.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse left, pinned on tag; recto: "55.643. / 1" verso: "bed valance" (graphite)
2. Label; reverse left, twill tape label; "HAMPTON ROOM / Nov. to July /Top right side" (typed)
3. Label; reverse right, twill tape label; "SEASON 1 2 4" (stamped in red)
4. Label; reverse right, twill tape label; ."HAMPTON ROOM / Nov. to July /Top left side" (typed)


Silk; Linen


Woven (damask)

Dimensions (inches)

14.75 (H) , 216 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

37.47 (H) , 548.64 (W)

Measurement Notes

W taken at upper edge

Object Description

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