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A pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Ormolu sconces, stamped E.F. Caldwell & Co

List: $22,500.00

An elegant and high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Ormolu sconces, stamped E.F. Caldwell & Co. Each exquisite three arm sconce is centered by a lovely bottom foliate finial tied with a flowing ribbon below the... — Read More

Shades shown for display purposes, sold separately.

  • Item # 13911
  • H: 26.5 in L: 15.75 in D: 10 in

    H: 67 cm L: 40 cm D: 25 cm

  • Shade Diameter: 5 in
  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Ormolu
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Edward F. Caldwell & Co. Read More
  • Edward F. Caldwell & Co., of New York City, was one of the premier designers and manufacturers of light fixtures and decorative metalwork from the late 19th to mid-20th century. Founded in 1895 by Edward F. Caldwell (1851–1914), the firm left a legacy of custom designed and finely made lanterns, chandeliers, ceiling and wall fixtures, floor and table lamps,that can be found today in many metropolitan area churches, public buildings, offices, clubs, and residences including, the White House (1902 renovation), St. Patrick's Cathedral,New York Public Library, and Rockefeller center.
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A pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Ormolu sconces, stamped E.F. Caldwell & Co