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October 27, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Two-color Woven Wool and Cotton Coverlet

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2680B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 27, 2013 10:00AM


Two-color Woven Wool and Cotton Coverlet, Harry Tyler, Butterville, Jefferson County, New York, 1845, two-piece double weave coverlet woven with strawberry red wool yarn and natural cotton with a central field of floral, star, and heart medallions, bordered on three sides with leafy trees and fences with two trademark spreadwing eagle and stars corner blocks with woven inscription "MARY.ANN SHUTLEFF/JEFFERSON CO. N.Y./1845," (wear, minor losses), approx. 88 x 83 in.

Literature: This coverlet is pictured in Coverlets and the Spirit of America, Melinda Zongor (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania, 2002), pp. 112-13. Zongor writes: "The eagle trademark in Harry Tyler's later coverlets replace the earlier lions... They are done in several variations and with some turned sideways. It is said that his son Elman designed them, as he wanted something more American."
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Minor toning to the natural cotton, minor wear/washed condition, minor loss, minor stain.

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Harry Tyler, Jefferson County, Butterville, ANN SHUTLEFF/JEFFERSON CO., Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Pennsylvania, Joseph D. Shein, Melinda Zonger, Elman