- The word Chatelaine is French and means the keeper of the keys
- Chatelaine” derives from the Latin word for castle
- In Medieval times, the chatelaine was in charge of the day-to-day running of the castle.
1816 Block Printed Quilt Panel made to celebrate the Marriage of Princess Charlotte to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg.
Commemorative panels were made specifically for use in larger domestic textile projects such as quilts and cushions. Manufactured throughout the first quarter of the 19th Century and were often highly cherished, with some being kept and used at a later date. The earliest panels celebrate George III’s Golden Jubilee in 1810.Continue reading →