1957.1334.001 Window Hanging, Curtains & Valance
  • 1957.1334.001 Window Hanging, Curtains & Valance
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Window hanging (Valance and tails or cascades)

  • 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:

    China, Asia

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Silk; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (damask)

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Window hanging (Valance and tails or cascades)


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 window hanging was made at the shop of Ernest LoNano Interiors in New York City between 1935 and 1940.

Secondary Place of Origin

China, Asia

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric was probably made in China between 1700 and 1800.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Fabric label sewn on reverse; "CHESTERTOWN RM. / WINDOW CURTAIN / 57.1334.1" (typed)
2. Label; Pinned on tag; "CHESTERTOWN / RM / 57.1334.1 / JAN-JUN" (graphite)
3. Label; Pinned on tag; "57.1334.1 / CHESTERTOWN RM / JAN-JUN" (graphite)


Silk; Cotton


Woven (damask)

Dimensions (inches)

68.75 (L) , 41.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

174.625 (L) , 105.41 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements include fringe.

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] Downs, Joseph. 11//1951 The Meaning of the Museum. Antiques. 407-452.
Published: p. 427.
[Book] Thornton, Peter. 1965 Baroque and Rococo Silks.
Related fabric: pl.114a, p.194