Pair Antique E.F. Caldwell Gilt Bronze Three-Light Sconces
This fine pair of bronze three-candle sconces from E.F. Caldwell measure 16 x 15 x 5.5 inches (41 x 38 x 14 cm) and are in good condition, with light scratches, nicks and rubbing wear. With circular on/off switch at base of the wall plate. In need of sockets and wiring, which we will be happy to install at an additional cost.
Caldwell is widely considered to be the most important and influential designers and producers of fine lighting in the late 19th and early 20th century in the U.S. They collaborated with many renowned architects such as McKim, Mead and White, Carrère and Hastings, Horace Trumbauer, and Cass Gilbert. Their customers included Henry Clay Frick, John Jacob Astor, J. Pierpont Morgan, Frederick W. Vanderbilt, and Henry Morrison Flagler. Public commissions included the chandeliers in the East Room ballroom and the State Dining Room of the White House, fixtures for the Boston Public Library, and elegant chandeliers and wall sconces for Radio City Music Hall, among many others. At their height, the firm employed over 1,000 craftsmen in their main location on fifteenth street in New York City.
( Louis XV Louis XVI Regency )