This elegant quilted bedcover certainly was made for French nobility and conceivably was made for Louis XV, when he was a child. Louis was eight years old and already heir to the throne when a royal inventory was taken in 1718. The inventory lists a child-size bed with a broderie de Marseille (quilted and stuffed) bed cover. This piece fits the dimensions of that bed nicely. Any piece of this quality, especially one destined for royalty, would have been produced in a professional workshop, likely an atelier in the bustling port city of Marseille, where most of these whole cloth quilts were made.

Pattern: 
Whole Cloth
Maker: 
Maker unknown
Circa
1715
1720
Made in
Provence
France
80
102
IQSCM, Kathryn Wilson Berenson Collection
2005.018.0001