• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 327

    A PAIR OF AMERICAN GILT-BRONZE AND FROSTED GLASS SHELL-FORM WALL APPLIQUES

    ATTRIBUTED TO EDWARD F. CALDWELL & CO., NEW YORK, SECOND QUARTER 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF AMERICAN GILT-BRONZE AND FROSTED GLASS SHELL-FORM WALL APPLIQUES
    ATTRIBUTED TO EDWARD F. CALDWELL & CO., NEW YORK, SECOND QUARTER 20TH CENTURY
    Each modeled as musical trophy
    17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high (2)


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    The present pair of wall sconces is closely related to a number of decorations found in the company archives between April 1925 and January 1932. Of particular note is a shell-form chandelier (A66702), circa 1927, which incorporates identical shell-form shades and comparable leaf-form mounts.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION (LOTS 327 & 328)