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1903 Three Arm Pair E.F. Caldwell Bronze Sconces 113 Years Old!

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Seller: e.f.caldwell (749) 100%, Location: Winchester, Massachusetts, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 262739946118 FREE SHIPPING! Bring Beauty into Your Life! Make an offer and own this great lot! Early production (1903), this set of large, heavy bronze sconces is a very imposing and important early commission for the firm. With three electrified candles each, these sconces weigh over 12 pounds together and stand 18" tall. Please see picture of a very similar pair model # C015222 from the Smithsonian archives. Note that the back plates on this set are oval while in the archive picture they are round. Also the archive picture has an added piece on the center arms to give them greater height. They are approx. 113 years old. Electrical was recently updated and these should be ready to use but advise you check with electrician before use. I will be offering the most amazing collection of antique lighting from a major collection over the next year. The pieces are mostly from the E. F. Caldwell Company of New York City and cover production from 1895 - 1945. These pieces are not cheaply made like the modern copies. Each piece comes with a unique story and can be tracked back, in most cases, to the original client. When possible an original image of the piece will be supplied. Additionally, the New York Public Library holds the customer archives and they can be searched to determine for whom the piece was created. Caldwell sold to only the wealthiest of customers and pieces from the firm are usually bespoke, created just for Rockefeller, Jay Gould, Carnegie, Morgan and a who's-who of the wealthiest men and women in the United States. When you purchase one a piece from the E. F. Caldwell Company, you are truly creating a link between the Gilded Age and today. Candle covers are not included in sale. You will not find pieces like this in a big box store. I have been contacted a few times by buyers who question whether pieces from the Edward F. Caldwell Co. are always marked with the "C" in the diamond mark. The short answer is "No". Caldwell did sign most pieces but there seemed to be no steadfast rule that each piece needed to be signed. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the signature often appeared stamped into a fiber board backing that was attached to many sconces with two small set screws. The backs were often lost over the years and, with them, the signature. For those interested in authenticating production from the Caldwell Co., it is advisable to turn to the excellent on-line photographic archives supplied by the Smithsonian Museum branch in Manhattan. This set is not marked but the archives provide proof positive regarding the production of this set and most Caldwell pieces and allow the owner to date the pieces and, on occasion, discover for whom the lighting piece was created. FREE shipping. Please follow my eBay listings for some of the most amazing antique lighting pieces available on the web! Color: Gold, Maker: edward f caldwell co, Material: Bronze

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