Door 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:

    Europe

  • Date:

    1940-1957

  • Materials:

    Silk; Gold; Bast fiber (linen or hemp); Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Woven (compound)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1346.004 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.1346.004 A

Object Name

Door hanging (Valance)

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 valance was made by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

Previously dated 1800-1830, this fabric was probably made in Europe between 1800-1850.

Date

1940-1957

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, fabric label; "SEASON 3" (stamped in red)
2. Label; reverse, on snap tape; "No 1" (written in black marker)
3. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; "valance / 57.1346.4 / a" (graphite)

Materials

Silk; Gold; Bast fiber (linen or hemp); Linen

Techniques

Woven (plain), Woven (compound)

Dimensions (inches)

13.75 (L) , 42 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

34.925 (L) , 106.68 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements overall

Object Description

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