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AN AMERICAN GILT-BRONZE GUERIDON,
AN AMERICAN GILT-BRONZE GUERIDON,

BY E.F. CALDWELL & CO., NEW YORK, FIRST QUARTER 20TH CENTURY,

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AN AMERICAN GILT-BRONZE GUERIDON,
by E.F. Caldwell & Co., New York, first quarter 20th century,
with a circular inset grey marble top above a pierced lattice base, on paw feet, bearing a plaque inscribed E.F.CALDWELL & CO. NY
32¼in. (82cm.) 18¼in. (46.5cm.) deep

Lot Essay

Throughout the first quarter of the twentieth century, the New York firm established in 1895 by Edward F. Caldwell and continued after his death in 1914 by his business partner Victor E. von Lossberg, was perhaps the leading American designer and manufacturer initially of lighting fixtures and, starting in 1910, decorative objects fashioned in metal and various other materials. With a rich and conservative clientele, working from its foundry at 38 West 15th Street, the company supplied fine quality products to such illustrious names as Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, J. Pierpont Morgan and Frederick W. Vanderbilt, whilst also providing much of the lighting fixtures for the White House in Washington D.C. The firm was incorporated in 1915 and the addition of the 'Inc.' at this time aids in dating pieces.
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