1957.1335.002 Window Hanging, Valance & Tails or Cascade, Swag Detail
  • 1957.1335.002 Window Hanging, Valance & Tails or Cascade, Swag Detail
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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:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1930-1957

  • Materials:

    Cotton; Silk

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Block printed, Resist style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1335.002


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Object Number

1957.1335.002

Object Name

Window hanging (Valance and tails or cascades)

Category

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 by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This textile was printed in Britain in about 1760.

Date

1930-1957

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse tail, woven tag; "Interior Decorator / ERNEST LoNANO / 127 EAST 59TH ST. N.Y." (woven)
2. Label; reverse tail, pinned on tag; recto: "57.1335.2 / Chestertown / July - Dec" verso: "T27" (graphite)
3. Label; reverse tail, tape tag; "SEASON 3" (stamped in red)
4. Label; reverse tail, tape tag; "Breakfast / 2 pairs / Jun-Oct" (typed)

Materials

Cotton; Silk

Techniques

Woven (plain), Block printed, Resist style

Construction Description

Hand-woven

Dimensions (inches)

78.75 (L) , 46.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

200.025 (L) , 118.745 (W)

Measurement Notes

OL is of one tail and swag section Vertical design repeat: 27 7/8 inches. Selvedge width: 29 1/8 inches.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 207, fig. 202
[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on Resist style, p. 11
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on Resist style, pp. 88, 92-94
[Article] Eaton, Linda. 2010 How can you resist? Blue and White Resist-Printed Textiles. Antiques and Fine Art. X (5 Winter/Autumn 2010): 210-211.
Information on paste work: pp. 210-211