Tyler Coverlet

Description
Harry Tyler (1801—1858), is believed to have woven this Jacquard double-woven, cotton and wool coverlet for Margery L. Emerson of Jefferson County, New York, in 1858. Tyler was one of the country’s most productive weavers and changed his designs often. The eagles in the four corners are the second trademark used by Mr. Tyler. His first trademark was a lion. Harry Tyler was born in Connecticut, the son of English parents. In his later years, his son Elman worked with him, and some believe Elman designed the eagle trademark. This coverlet was woven in two sections, which were then sewn together.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, Jacquard double-woven
date made
1858
maker
Tyler, Harry
Physical Description
double weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 94 in x 84 in; 238.76 cm x 213.36 cm
Place Made
United States: New York
ID Number
TE*T15710
catalog number
T15710.000
accession number
297488
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Coverlets
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Emerson

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