20 January 2001
A WOOL AND COTTON JACQUARD-WOVEN COVERLET
Harry Tyler, Jefferson County, New York, dated 1842
Hand-woven in two widths in ivory cotton and red wool for Sophia A Clark 1842, featuring foliate cartouches enclosing flowers and diamonds, framed on three sides by a rose tree and picket fence border with woven inscriptions Jefferson Co NY, the corner name blocks bearing the weaver's symbol, a stylized lion
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See Shaw, Americas Traditional Crafts (Levin, New York, 1993), pg.74 for a coverlet attributed to the same weaver.
Please note that the illustration for this lot is incorrectly numbered as 545 and should be noted as lot 454.
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