Coeurs pink two-piece placemat and napkin set, hand-embroidered on white linen.
Size: Placemat 14" x 18" / Napkin 20"x 20"
The Hearts design was created in the early 1950’s when the Duchess of Windsor asked Madeleine Porthault to design custom linens for the Windsors’ château in Neuilly-sur-Seine outside of Paris.
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor (pictured) wanted to express their commitment to each other, and the simple yet meaningful lines forming Madeleine’s hearts were designed to symbolize that union.
At first glance, one sees scattered hearts in Les Coeurs; on second glance, one recognizes that each heart’s outline forms a “W” for the House of Windsor; and at closer inspection one understands that some hearts could represent a “W” for Wallis and others an “E” for Edward.