New York, Park Avenue
18 October 1996
A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY TALL-CASE CLOCK
dial signed jacob eby, manheim, lancaster, pennsylvania, c.1802
The broken swan's-neck pediment centering three finials above an astragal-shaped glazed door flanked by columns and enclosing a conforming dial face with Roman and Arabic chapter rings enclosing a sweep seconds ring all centering the name "Jacob Eby/Manheim," all above a waisted case inlaid with elliptical stringing and flanked by chamfered and fluted-line inlaid corners, over a box base centering an inlaid panel, on high French feet
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Richard Perlman. "An Unusual Jacob Eby, Manheim, PA 30-hour tall clock," NAWCC Bulletin (October 1994): 619-622
A related clock by Jacob Eby is in the collection of the Winterthur Museum and is illustrated in Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period (New York, 1966), pp.200-201, fig. 153.
Jacob Eby was the younger brother of Christian Eby (lot 154).
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