OFFERS!!! Two E. F. Caldwell French Bow Bronze Sconces.

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Seller: e.f.caldwell (997) 100%, Location: Winchester, Massachusetts, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 264312805419 Bring Beauty into Your Life! Pair of Bronze sconces measuring about 7 1/2" tall, arms extend 10 1/2" across. Beautiful Back plate is 4 7/8" wide featuring Ribbons and Swags, creating a very French appearance. Heavy set of bronze color, polished through over the past 100 years, creating an amazing patina. Enlarge for detail. The detail achieved by the E. F. Caldwell Co. is amazing! Wiring needed by an electrician or lamp shop. Combined weight almost six pounds. 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. You will not find pieces like this in a big box store. 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. Special packaging required for safe delivery. Please follow my eBay listings for some of the most amazing antique lighting pieces available on the web! Maker: Edward F. Caldwell & Co., Material: Bronze, Color: Bronze tone

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