"A New York Beauty"
A very stylish, Art Nouveau era, American, Edward Caldwell and Co, bronze doré antique candelabra lamp of elegant form. The lamp designed in classic Edwardian style. The candle sconce bases with acanthus leaf moulding, the sconce rims hung with ribbon tied beaded swags.
The two finely ribbed arms of the candelabra supporting the drip pans, or bobeche, the undersides of which are beautifully cast as open chrysanthemum flowers. The lamp seated on an octagonal stepped and beaded base. The central column, fluted and terminating in a finely cast classical laurel wreath of victory.
The lamp is in original condition, including the gilt bronze which is in remarkably good condition, but due to enthusiastic polishing over the past 100 years, the lamp does show some copper colour showing through, copper being the base metal for the gold plating. The plating has been sealed, no further polished is required. The lamp shown with a pleated, crimson, silk shade suggestion.
Edward F. Caldwell & Co., of New York City, was the premier designer and manufacturer of electric light fixtures and decorative metalwork from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries.
The company founded in 1895 by Edward F. Caldwell (1851-1914) and Victor F. von Lossberg (1853-1942) The company was renowned for their lanterns, chandeliers, wall fixtures, floor and table lamps and other decorative objects that can be found today in many public buildings, offices, clubs, and residences. The majority of these buildings were built in the early 20th century, when many American cities were being electrified for the first time.
Overall height (including shades) 18"/46cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications
The lamp shade shown is for photography purposes only.