Harry Tyler Coverlet 1845

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.
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Object Name
coverlet, jacquard double-woven
coverlet, Jacquard double-woven
date made
Tyler, Harry
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
overall: 84 in x 82 1/2 in; 213.36 cm x 209.55 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 Miss Clara R. Walker

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