Gothic 'Speaker's Bed' damask curtains and pelmet
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
Silk damask with silk thread passementrie
>Each curtain 308 x 142 cm (123 x 56 8 inches) pelmet 99 x 204 cm (39 1/2 x 81 1/2 inches)
Provenance: Dr J G Gordon-Munn, Croys House, Castle Douglas. This design was used for the original hangings on the Speaker's Bed at the Palace of Westminster.
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