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Strip of bed tent: T.50-1946

Object information

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Production: Unknown




Strip of embroidered linen bed tent in red and green silk in cross stitch. Detached flower pot and leaf motifs.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 183 cm
Width: 29.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rhodes ⪼ Dodecanese ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by de Menasce, George


18th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1801 CE


The multi-directional cross stitch technique is identical to that used on the bed valance. The detached flower pot and leaf motifs are also similar, although both designs are rather more compressed. The panel would have been one of several joined together to make up a bed tent. This would have been suspended from the ceiling completely concealing the bed.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Strip of embroidered linen bed tent in red and green silk in cross stitch. Detached flower pot and leaf motifs.

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.50-1946
Primary reference Number: 110387
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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