Table Cloth Edward VIII Coronation Abdicated England Rare Bridge Cloth
This is a very rarely seen souvenir tablecloth, table cloth or bridge cloth made to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VIII of England on May 12, 1937.
The coronation never happened because Edward abdicated the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
The table cloth measures 42 inches by 42 inches and is made, I believe of linen and cotton and features a printed portrait of the king who was never crowned surrounded by his initials and the date of the coronation that never happened, with the color decorations of crowns, orbs and staffs or scepters.
The table cloth is in near excellent condition with no tears, mends or wear, and still has the slightly stiff hand and slightly polished or shiny surface on the seams.
There are 2-3 pinpoint sepia spots and possibly a slight discoloring to an ivory color if it was originally white, or the ivory may be it's original color.
A wonderful piece of Edward V!!! memorabilia, and the only one I have had in the 30 years I've been handling British Royal memorabilia.
A beautiful and historic piece that beside being collectible can be used...carefully, I hope!