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Tall Clock

Jacob Diehl (1776–1858)
ca. 1800
Made in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Mahogany, satinwood veneer with white pine, yellow poplar
104 x 19 1/2 in. (264.2 x 49.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1980
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 723
This handsome clock case is highly characteristic of tall clock cases produced in Berks County, Pennsylvania in the Federal period, due to the rayed crest centered by a pictorial inlay tablet and the bands of light wood veneer inlaid with geometric dark wood stringing. Jacob Diehl of Reading, Pennsylvania, the maker of the works, signed the oversized fourteen-inch dial in black paint in the style of a copperplate engraver.
Inscription: inscribed on dial: Jacob Diehl / Reading
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 1980
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