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Very Large Pair E. F. Caldwell Engraved Mirror Two-Arm Sconces 1915

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Seller: e.f.caldwell (769) 100%, Location: Winchester, Massachusetts, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 262739116174 FREE SHIPPING! Bring Beauty into Your Life! Make an offer and own this great lot! Very large pair (23.5" tall) Highly Engraved and Detailed Pair of Mirror-backed Lighting Sconces from the firm of E. F. Caldwell & Co., New York. Engraved Mirror wall lights measure 23 1/2" tall. Enlarge images and see the extreme detail of these wall lights! Circa 1915. Found in Smithsonian web site under model #A32860. Note these are not wired and image from Smithsonian shows the lights with candles. They could be electrified if desired. Marked with Caldwell's trademark "C" in a diamond on the hanging cross bar and impressed into the wood. 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 teh "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: Gold, Maker: E F Caldwell & Company, New York, Material: Wood, Mirror, Bronze

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