1952.0353.001 A Window Hanging, Side Curtain
  • 1952.0353.001 A Window Hanging, Side Curtain
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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:


  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Silk; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (damask), Woven (compound)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0353.001 A

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1952.0353.001 A

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 by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin


Secondary Origin Notes

Previously attributed to Italy, c. 1740, the main fabric was probably made in Europe between 1880-1950.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, woven tag; "Interior Decorator/ ERNEST LoNANO/ 127 East 59th St N.Y." (woven)
2. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "52.353.1a" (graphite)
3. Label; reverse, twill tape label; "SEASON 2" (stamped in red)
4. Label; reverse, fabric label; "3 F CECIL / Right Window Curtain / April-May-June"


Silk; Cotton


Woven (damask), Woven (compound)

Dimensions (inches)

111.75 (L) , 50.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

283.845 (L) , 128.905 (W)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Weibel, Adele Coulin. 1952 Two Thousand Years of Textiles.
Used to help date border fabric, which shows design elements of the early 17th century.
[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.