Antique French Neoclassical Marble & Bronze Mantel Clock Garniture from J.E. Caldwell of Philadelphia
This garniture, including French-made mantel clock and matching pair of urns, was designed in the neoclassical style and retailed by the Philadelphia jeweller, J.E. Caldwell, circa 1890-1920. The movement is in working order but a replacement pendulum must be sourced and there is no winding key. The movement is stamped with the J.E. Caldwell name and maker's mark, A.H., and "Made in France". There are also inventory codes engraved into the foot of one urn and the underside of the clock, suggesting the set may have been acquired by an institution or large private collection. The set features patinated bronze and slate construction with marble stone. There are some house paint speckles and adhesive label residue which we can remove to the best of our ability prior to shipment. The clock measures approximately 14" tall and the urns 12" tall. Founded on Chestnut Street in 1839 by the watchmaker, James Emott Caldwell, the firm was one of the most prestigious jewelers and retailers of fine decorative art in Philadelphia for over 164 years. It closed in 2003. Additional images forwarded upon request.