In the Collection

Charles H. Thieriot’s Hand Hooked Runner

Donated By

Julia Thieriot


From a painting by Benjamin Herring. Size 13.8 ft. X 3 ft.

This lovely hand hooked runner was made for Julia’s grandfather’s tack room located at Cedar Hill, Locust Valley, Long Island, New York, where he stabled his hunters, thoroughbred breeding stock and coach horses.

Charles Henschel Thieriot, after graduating from Harvard College in 1937, joined R.H. Macy and Co. From 1941 to 1943 he was in the Civilian Pilot Training Program in Amarillo, Texas where he served as a flight instructor. From 1943 to 1945 he was First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His service included flying ”The Hump” in the China-Burma-India Theatre. Thieriot was awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross, The Air Medal and The Chinese War Memorial Medal.

In 1945, Charles H. Thieriot joined the NY securities firm of Carlisle & Jacquelin, where he served as senior partner of its successor firm, Carlisle, DeCoppet & Co., until its sale in 1976.

In his retirement he was, with his wife, Edna T. Thieriot, an enthusiastic owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses. He was a Trustee of The New York Racing Association and The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga, NY.

He was a sportsman and collector of racing, foxhunting, and coaching art with his collections hanging in several museums. Mr. Thieriot was a generous benefactor and trustee of several schools, The Hospital of Special Surgery, NY and numerous other organizations.