1957.1346.002 B Door hanging, overall
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Door hanging (Side 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:

    Europe or North America

  • Date:

    1948-1957

  • Materials:

    Silk; Metallic thread; Copper; Brass; Mull

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Embroidered

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1346.002 B


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Object Number

1957.1346.002 B

Object Name

Door hanging (Side curtain)

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 side curtain was made in New York City between 1929 and 1969 by Ernest LoNano Interiors.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe or North America

Secondary Origin Notes

This fabric may have been made in Europe or North America between 1800 and 1820, in Europe or North America between 1880 and 1890, or in Europe or North America between 1920 and 1940.

Date

1948-1957

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Reverse, bottom left, pinned on tag; "57.1346.2/b" (graphite)
2. Label; Reverse, bottom left, cloth; "Interior Decorator/ERNEST LONANO/127 East 59th ST. N.Y." (woven)
3. Label; Reverse, bottom left, twill; [effaced]
4. Label; Reverse, bottom left, twill; "1 G EMPIRE ROOM/Pr. Curtains, curtain window/May to Nov." (typed)

Materials

Silk; Metallic thread; Copper; Brass; Mull

Techniques

Woven (plain), Embroidered

Dimensions (inches)

125.5 (L) , 40.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

318.77 (L) , 102.87 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurement includes attachment and trim.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] le Bourhis, Katell. 1989 The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815. 270.
Similar fabric picture in Figure 221, page 229.
[Book] Nylander, Richard C., et al. 1986 Wallpaper in New England: selections from the Preservation of New England Antiquities. 283 p.
Similar late ceiling paper from late nineteenth century, pg.230, fig 63.1.