Window hanging (Side curtain)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Ernest LoNano Interiors (Maker)

    Prelle et Cie (Fabric manufacturer)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Lyon, France, Europe

  • Date:

    1966-1967

  • Materials:

    Silk; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (compound)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1967.1140.002 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1967.1140.002 A

Object Name

Window hanging (Side curtain)

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest 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.

Prelle et Cie (Fabric manufacturer)

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

Lyon, France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

Woven in 1966 by Prelle et Cie for Winterthur.

Date

1966-1967

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; lower left corner; "67.1140.2a Phyfe Rm. ALL YEAR" (in graphite)
2. Label; lower left corner; "Ernest LoNano Interiors, NY, New York" in brown on cream

Materials

Silk; Cotton

Techniques

Woven (compound)

Dimensions (inches)

126 (L) , 45.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

320.04 (L) , 115.57 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall, taken at outside edge.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Ernest LoNano Interiors. 11//1956 Ernest LoNano Advertisement. Antiques. Vol. 70
This fabric and same design for hangings published: p. 418
[Book] Burnham, Dorothy K. 1980 Warp and Weft: a Textile Terminology. 216.
Discussion of lampas: p. 82-83
[Book] Sweeney, John A. H. 1963 The Treasure House of Early American Rooms.
Window hangings from set published: p. 112