Fine Authenticated American Antiques



Jacob Diehl

Reading, Pennsylvania, circa 1800

    Fine Chippendale Cherry and Birch Tall Case Clock inscribed “Jacob Diehl, Reading” having a broken arch top with dentil-work scrolls, carved rosettes, original turned finials; a flower, leaf and vine carved scroll-board with a punch-work field, enameled dial with moon phase, date counter and eight day brass movement, blind fret above a shaped waist door flanked by fluted quarter columns, a paneled base below also flanked by fluted quarter columns and original ogee bracket feet.

In a fine state of preservation retaining a nice mellow patina and being all original except for the rosettes, fret around collar, and 1 2/3 foot facings.

Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, circa 1800.

Height 7’11”.

Literature:  This clock is pictured in “Pennsylvania Clockmakers, Watchmakers, and Allied Crafts” by James B. Whisker, pages 172 and 173, figures 35 and 36, and “Berks County Tall Case Clocks, 1750-1850”, pages 41, 84 and 85, an exhibition by the Historical Society of Berks County, September 16, 1995 thru March 16, 1996

Item 4241


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