Harry Tyler Coverlet 1845

Description
This red and white Jacquard double-woven coverlet features a "Star and Rose" center with a "tree and picket fence" border. It is believed to have been made by Harry Tyler of New York in 1845. Mr. Tyler was born in Connecticut in 1801, of English parents. During the early years of his weaving career, he signed his work with a British lion. Later, while in business with his son, Elman, he used an American eagle as his trademark. Some believe that Elman actually designed the eagle. Tyler was one of the country's most productive coverlet weavers, and changed his designs often. In this coverlet, the name of the owner, Cynthia Walker, and the name of the county where the weaver worked, Oswego County, New York, are woven into the two lower corners, as is the date.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, jacquard double-woven
coverlet, Jacquard double-woven
date made
1845
maker
Tyler, Harry
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 84 in x 82 1/2 in; 213.36 cm x 209.55 cm
place made
United States: New York
Associated Place
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
TE*T8897
catalog number
T08897.000
accession number
166318
subject
Eagles
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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