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Bed cover

Bed cover

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1729 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Quilted and embroidered in silks on linen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bed cover of woven linen, quilted with yellow silk in a small lozenge diaper and embroidered in chain stitch with shades of red and green silk. In the middle are rows of detached stems, bearing roses, tulips, carnations and other flowers. There is a broad border all round filled with a large wavy stem of honeysuckle.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1700-1729 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Quilted and embroidered in silks on linen


Weight: 6 kg, Width: 1813 mm Top Edge, Width: 1817 mm Bottom Edge, Length: 1745 mm Proper Right, Length: 1727 mm Proper Left

Object history note

Purchased (357 to H-1903, £20). Registered File number 85324/1903.

Descriptive line

Bed cover, quilted and embroidered in silks on linen, England, 1700-1729.

Labels and date

ENGLISH; early 18th century
Silk embroidery on linen; chain and back stitches.
357-1903 []


Linen (material); Silk thread


Weaving; Quilting; Embroidering

Subjects depicted



Textiles; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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