Window hanging (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:

    India, Asia

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Painted, Woven (plain)

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Window hanging (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.

Place of Origin

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

Origin Notes

This curtain was made in New York City by Ernest LoNano Interiors

Secondary Place of Origin

India, Asia

Secondary Origin Notes

Per previous cataloger, this palampore was made between 1775 and 1825.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "52.352.2" (in blue ink)
2. Label; reverse, twill tape ; "3 F CECIL / One Curtain (left) - left window / cord and tassel tieback / Jan-Feb-Mar" (typed)
3. Label; reverse, on lining; "SEASON 1" (stamped in red ink)


Cotton; Linen


Painted, Woven (plain)

Construction Description


Dimensions (inches)

127 (L) , 48 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

322.58 (L) , 121.92 (W)

Measurement Notes

Tassel L: 4.5 inches. OW taken at window opening.

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.
[Article] Eaton, Linda. 01//2002 Winterthur’s Hand-Painted Indian Export Cottons. Antiques. 170-175.