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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1930-1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven linen, silks

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs S Hughes

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bedspread of plain weave linen with and undecorated central field. The four borders each have a central, kneeling six-winged angel in an attitude of prayer, all embroidered in brick stitch in silks of yellow, oranges, browns, creams and pinks. An inscription of a prayer runs around the border, embroidered in yellow. The hem is decorated in cut work overcast in yellow silk.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1930-1935 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven linen, silks

Marks and inscriptions

The inscription that runs around the border reads 'Lord keep us safe this night / Secure from all our fears / May angels guard us while we sleep / Till morning light appears'


Length: 88 in, Width: 66 in

Descriptive line

Embroidered bedspread of woven linen, Great Britain, 1930-1935.


Embroidery; Furniture; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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