London, South Kensington
20 May 2008
A FINE PATCHWORK COVER
a fine and large medallion qpatchwork cover, the centre a printed panel reading '1816 Princess Charlotte of Wales Married to Leopold Prince of Saxe Coburg', and surrounded by 10 borders, some printed and some pieced with stars and hearts
100in. (254cm.) square
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Charlotte famously died in childbirth in November 1817, and the nation entered a period of mourning for the popular princess. The coverlet includes symbols of love and luck, but none of mourning as might be expected if completed later.
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