Hidden Treasure

This wood and silk hanging was made to be part of an exhibition celebrating the opening of Staircase House Museum – a medieval building in Stockport dating back to about 1460.

It represents the fact that the building itself was hidden by centuries of accumulated grime and mis-use – it was nearly demolished but was saved, despite a fire which did much damage, especially to the rare ‘cage newel staircase’ for which it is famed and from which it takes its name.

The silk panels represent different periods in its history, up to the present day.

  • 141cm x 104cm
  • Wood
  • Silk
  • Hand quilted