cast brass federal 3 arm sconce

48146 Federal 3 arm sconce caldwell 6.jpg
48146 Federal 3 arm sconce caldwell 6.jpg

cast brass federal 3 arm sconce


3 available

AA# 48146

Circa: 1920’s
Condition: Very good
Materials: Brass
Finish: Original
Country of origin: USA
Illumination: 3 standard Edison sockets

15” diameter x 13” tall x 9.25” projection

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This federal style sconce features a handsomely-crafted leafy floral design on its candle cup and intricate detailing surrounding the brass backplate. The three candle arms have a distinct stately look to them and give this sconce a pleasing sense of symmetry. This sconce is in the Caldwell catalogue but does not feature the Caldwell signature.

Attributed to Edward F. Caldwell & Co., a premier lighting designer and manufacturer from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century. The firm was well known for high quality lighting fixtures in bronze, iron, silver, brass, and copper. They also excelled at creating historically-inspired fixtures that were adapted for electric technology. Pieces were photographed after they were produced, and the Smithsonian Institution is now home to the E.F. Caldwell & Co. collection, with over 50,000 images, including 37,000 photographs and 13,000 original design drawings. Many Caldwell pieces can still be found in a number of esteemed locales, including Rockefeller Center, the Andrew Carnegie residence, and the White House.

We find that early antique lighting was designed as objects of art and we treat each fixture with careful attention to preserve original beauty. Our fixtures are cleaned, rewired & are ready to hang, following UL standards. We can work with you on code requirements.

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