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Pair of Single-Arm Heavy Bronze Sconces E. F. Caldwell New York. 1900-1910

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Seller: e.f.caldwell (749) 100%, Location: Winchester, Massachusetts, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 262739946114 FREE SHIPPING! Bring Beauty into Your Life. Make an offer and own this great lot! Heavy Bronze Pair of Very Early Lighting Sconces from the firm of E. F. Caldwell & Co., New York. A Classical Hand Painted Cornucopia Design Back Plate with Bronze/Brass arm, measure 15" tall from bottom of sconce to top of shade. Shade is not original to the piece and shown only for illustration and not included. Original very early "Edison Patents" sockets. Enlarge images and see the extreme detail and hand painted color of these wall lights! Signed with the Caldwell mark (a "C" in a Diamond). Combined weight around 9.5 pounds! Back plates are very unusual in that they bow out from the wall when hung, giving the sconces greater dimension and presence. A heavy, substantial pair of wall lights! I will be offering the most amazing pieces of antique lighting from the single largest collection of E. F. Caldwell lighting in the country over the next year. The pieces range in age from 1895-1956, the span of active production of the E. F. Caldwell Company of New York City. 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. I present them as they once hung in mansions, public buildings or other private homes and clubs. No attempt has been made to remove the "patina of time" from these pieces. 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.They are costly for reason: they add value to every setting whether it be the White House, Saint Patrick's Cathedral or your home! I have been contacted a few times by buyers who question whether all 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. The archives provide proof positive regarding the production of 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: Copper, Maker: E F Caldwell & Company, New York, Material: bronze/brass/copper

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