Dial Signed "Daniel Oyster * Reading" Pennsylvania Federal Tall Case Clock circa 1809 - 1812 !

High-Style American Federal Period Tall Case Clock Signed Daniel Oyster from Reading, Pa.

This Magnificent form emerged from the workshops of Reading PA. This particular example is often referred to as the
“Sunburst Pediment” tall case clock, and it is a product unique to Reading,Pa. This is a wonderful example of a rare form, executed in Walnut with Satinwood, Tiger Maple and Mahogany inlay. Case made by the skilled hands of both ; Henry Quast & Daniel Rhein.
This Casemaker attribution is based upon the example signed & dated 1809 by Daniel Rhein/Henry Quast now in the Berks County Historical Society and formerly in the collection of John J. Snyder. Like most white painted dials used, this hand painted dial was imported from the “Owen” in England and likely sourced from the jobbers in Philadelphia. Overall the dial measures 13 X 18 inches with a 10 1/2 inch time track and 1 1/4 inch numerals. The dial is unrestored and retains a wonderful original signature by Daniel Oyster. Original unbroken Floor Board !

Measurements ; The case stands 103 1/2 inches High, with a width of 18 inches, and a depth of 10 3/4 inches
Book Ref.: See page 71 of Machmer’s “Berks County Tall Case Clocks 1750 – 1850.” This case stands 103 1/2 inches tall and with a maximum width of 18 inches and a depth of 10 3/4 inches. Historic Notes ; Daniel Oyster was a prolific clockmaker at work in Reading,Pa. from 1792 to 1815.

Overall height is 103 & 1/2 inches Tall. Base is 18 inches Wide, and 10 1/2 inches Deep.

Shipping ; Free Delivery & Set-Up within a 50 mile Radius of the Adamstown,Pa. Antique Mall, where it is Currently on Display.
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Historical Notes ; Daniel Oyster’s (born 1764) clockmaking years in Berks County,Pa. 1779 to 1845.
Daniel Oyster married Catherina Rose in 1792, and was the son-in-law of Reading’s most famous clockmaker Daniel Rose.

Book Ref. : "Clock Makers and Watchmakers of America"

By ; Spittlers & Bailey

Page ; 309

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