Tyler Coverlet

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.
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Object Name
coverlet, Jacquard double-woven
date made
Tyler, Harry
Physical Description
double weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 94 in x 84 in; 238.76 cm x 213.36 cm
Place Made
United States: New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Emerson

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