1957.1358.001, .002 A-C Window hanging, Side curtain, Valance, Object card
  • 1957.1358.001, .002 A-C Window hanging, Side curtain, Valance, Object card
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Window 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

  • Date:

    1940-1957

  • Materials:

    Silk; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Woven (damask)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1358.001 B


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Object Number

1957.1358.001 B

Object Name

Window 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 window hanging was made by Ernest LoNano Interiors of New York City.

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

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

Date

1940-1957

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse, pinned on tag; recto: "57.1358.1b / Morattico / Oct-Dec [all crossed out]" verso: "Retired / by SBS / 7/11/85" (graphite)
2. Label; stamped on lining; "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, woven label; "Interior Decorator/ ERNEST Lo NANO/ 127 EAST 59TH ST. N.Y."

Materials

Silk; Linen

Techniques

Woven (damask)

Construction Description

Hand-woven

Dimensions (inches)

108 (L) , 41.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

274.32 (L) , 105.41 (W)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

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