A Magnificent Chippendale walnut musical tall case clock by John Eberman Jr. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, circa 1790
This impressive clock is among the foremost examples ever produced in Lancaster County. The clock case, which exhibits dramatic scale and proportions, houses a rare five tune musical movement played on thirteen bells. The clock was produced by John Eberman Junior [1749-1835] and is accompanied by a provenance indicating that it was either the clockmakers personal clock or one given to his daughter. The hood has an elaborate scrolled pediment with foliate rosettes, turned wood finials and a Chinese Chippendale style molding. The dial, which has corner spandrels decorated with the four seasons, is elaborately signed with the clock makers name "John Eberman / Lancaster". The case retains a dry historic surface overall. Height including finial 105" Width 24 ¼” Depth 14”.
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