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Re-Wired Pair E. F. Caldwell Sconces Powel Crosley Estate

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Seller: e.f.caldwell (769) 100%, Location: Winchester, Massachusetts, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 262739946127 Completely rewired! FREE SHIPPING! Bring Beauty into Your Life! Make an offer and own this great lot! A really amazing pair of wall sconces from the Mansion of Powel Crosley, Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Purchased from the wife of the electrician who removed these wall lights during a renovation years ago. Silver plate over black painted wood. Wiring looks excellent and was working fine when removed. Produced by the E. F. Caldwell Company of New York, purveyors of finely crafted lighting for elite and wealthy customers in the early part of the 20th Century. 18 1/2" tall and very impressive. Appears in the Smithsonian archives of Caldwell lighting as model #A020274. See final image, bottom right. Created around 1912. 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. A foil label was also employed later in production but it is often lost or chipped and unreadable, leaving the piece seemingly unsigned. 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: Gold, Maker: E F Caldwell & Company, New York, Material: bronze/brass

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