Window hanging (Valance)

  • 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; Wood; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (damask)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1358.001 C

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1957.1358.001 C

Object Name

Window hanging (Valance)


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


Secondary Origin Notes

Previously attributed to France or Italy 1700-1725, this fabric was probably made in Europe between 1725 and 1775.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; recto: "Morattico / Hall / 57.1358.1c /Oct-Dec [all crossed out]" verso: "Retired / by SBS / 7/11/85" (graphite)
2. Label; valance lath top; "SEASON 3 4" (stamped in red)
3. Label; reverse, fabric label; "Morattico Hall / Jan-Feb-Mar / July-Aug-Sept / North window" (typed)
4. Label; reverse, valance lath; "MOR" (graphite)
5. Label; valance lath top; "#1 Top MORATTICO HALL " (black marker)
6. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "57.1358.1 /c" (blue ink)


Silk; Wood; Linen


Woven (damask)

Dimensions (inches)

17.75 (L) , 48.25 (W) , 3.5 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

45.085 (L) , 122.555 (W) , 8.89 (D)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Thornton, Peter. 1965 Baroque and Rococo Silks.
Related fabric: pl.114a, p.194