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E. F. Caldwell bronze lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
ATL1938. An antique bronze table lamp with a baluster-form standard above a baroque tripod base, in its original, wonderful, age-darkened, variegated patina. Having the original lam...
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Vintage 1920s American Baroque Table Lamps

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Bronze

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H 34.5 in. W 7 in. D 5 in.
Art Deco Caldwell Bronze Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Charleston, SC
This monumental deco bronze lamp is attributed to E.F. Caldwell. The Caldwell Lamp is solid bronze with a figural bust in a medallion above a hand-hammered balustrade. The balustrade...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

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H 54 in. W 17.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Baroque E. F. Caldwell Bronze Lamp with Greek Key Patinated Brass Shade
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Charleston, SC
Elegant Caldwell lamp in the Baroque style with baluster standard toped with original three light cluster and final. The brass shade has a pressed Greek key design with reel and rod ...
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Early 20th Century American Baroque Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Bronze

E. F. Caldwell Bronze Table Lamp, Circa 1920
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
ATL1935. An antique tripod base lamp with paw feet and a baluster stem in its original age-darkened bronze finish. Attributed to the New York maker E. F. Caldwell. Dimensions: O...
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Early 20th Century American Baroque Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • E.  F. Caldwell Bronze Table Lamp, Circa 1920
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  • E.  F. Caldwell Bronze Table Lamp, Circa 1920
H 31 in. W 10.25 in. D 9.25 in.
Caldwell Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Norwood, NJ
Caldwell bronze lamp base and shade with wheel cut glass panels. Lion mask mounts with crystal jewel inserts. Clean neoclassical lines define this lamp. Bronze column ending in a mah...
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Vintage 1910s American Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Gold Plate, Bronze

American Victorian Caldwell Bronze Double Student Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian monumental bronze double arm student lamp with 6 sided amber glass filigree shades (CALDWELL).
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Table Lamps

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Bronze

Silvered Bronze Lamp Attributed to E.F. Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Stunning silver plated bronze lamp attributed to E.F. Caldwell, circa 1910.
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Vintage 1910s American Table Lamps

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Bronze, Silver Plate

Edward F. Caldwell Silver Plated Bronze Argand Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This Neo-Classical style twin armed Argand lamp by E. F. Caldwell is beautifully cast, and of superior quality. It has been newly re-wired, and is ready for use.
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Early 20th Century American Regency Table Lamps

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Bronze

E. F. Caldwell Giltwood, Marble and Bronze Neoclassical Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This Caldwell lamp features Classical motifs, including acanthus leaves and urns on a tripod sphinx form base.
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Early 20th Century American Belle Époque Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

E. F. Caldwell Gilt and Silvered Bronze Polychrome Table Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Retaining its original polychrome decoration this "Old English" style lamp by Caldwell features floral arabesque decoration in silvered and gilt on bronze.
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Antique 16th Century American Renaissance Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Doré Bronze and Marble Lamp Attributed to Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Water Mill, NY
Doré bronze and marble fountain with three Satyrs attributed to Caldwell made into lamp. With silk shade.
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Early 20th Century American Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of E. F. Caldwell Gilt Bronze Candelabra Form Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This finely detailed pair of gilt bronze lamps by E. F. Caldwell feature classical motifs, including acanthus leaves and fluted columns.
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Early 20th Century American Belle Époque Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Gil Bronze Renaissance Style Pricket Lamp by E. F. Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This finely cast gilt bronze figural lamp by Caldwell features acanthus leaves, winged putti, swaged garlands, and other classical motifs on a marble base.
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Early 20th Century American Renaissance Table Lamps

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Bronze

Edward F. Caldwell Gilt Bronze and Marble Table Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This quality three-light bronze lamp by Caldwell in the Louis XV style, features scroll and shell motifs on a marble base.
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Early 20th Century American Beaux Arts Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

E. F. Caldwell Patinated Bronze and Silver Plated Table Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This signed E. F. Caldwell Old English style patinated bronze and silver plated three light standard has pierced and repousse' decoration in a hunt motif. The silver details are ext...
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Vintage 1910s American Belle Époque Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

Caldwell Style Bronze Tripod Pompeii Floor Lamp, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Kensington, MD
Rare tripod floor lamp in the Pompeiian style attributed to the Caldwell & Company foundry. Patinated bronze verdigris finish. Electrified with two sockets.
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Antique Early 1900s American Classical Roman Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Pair Signed E. F. Caldwell Silvered Bronze Old English Style Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
These hand hammered bronze pricket style lamps retain their original silver gilt finish. Great for a Tudor style or Arts & Crafts interior, they are newly re-wired, and ready for use.
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Table Lamps

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Bronze

Caldwell Pair of Silvered and Doré Bronze Neoclassic Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Caldwell, a pair of doré and silvered bronze tripod form floor lamps on conforming marble bases. The seven-armed candelabra are carried on neoclassic urns decorated with rams' heads ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Wonderful Sterling Bronze Co. New York Nickel Plated Caldwell Table Desk Lamp
By Sterling Bronze Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Stamped By The New York Maker: Sterling Bronze Co. Silver / Nickel Plated Over Bronze Table / Desk Lamp With Original Gilded Finish And 4 Edison Pull Chain Socket Cluster...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

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Bronze, Nickel

Pair E. F. Caldwell Marble, Bronze, and Wedgwood Candelabra form Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This fabulous pair of Caldwell lamps feature Wedgwood jasperware plaques and gilt bronze mounts on Carrara marble.
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Bronze and Crystal Three-Light Lamp Attributed to Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Most likely by E.F. Caldwell, this fine quality gilt bronze and crystal three light lamp has a triangular base with paw feet.
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Early 20th Century American Baroque Table Lamps

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Crystal, Bronze

Gilt Bronze Mounted Chinese Export Porcelain Lamp by E F Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This hand painted porcelain vase, mounted as a lamp in gilt bronze by Edward F. Caldwell is newly re-wired, and ready for use.
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Early 20th Century American Belle Époque Table Lamps

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Bronze

Wonderful E.F. Caldwell Neoclassical Silvered Bronze Candelabra Fine Table Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Caldwell silvered bronze candelabra lamp. The height to the top of candle cup Is 13" Overall to top of candle clip Is 17" Measures: 17" H x 10" W x 4" D.
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Vintage 1920s North American Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Bronze

Baroque Bronze Edward F. Caldwell Desk Lamp for a Library, Circa 1950s
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A bronze Baroque desk lamp in its original age-darkened finish signed by the New York maker E. F. Caldwell circa 1950. It’s quite similar, though not an exact match to those in the g...
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Mid-20th Century North American Baroque Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Robert Adam Style Silvered Bronze Table Lamp by E.F. Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This Georgian style lyre form lamp by Caldwell features neoclassical motifs, including urns, swags, and bowknots.
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Antique Late 18th Century American Adam Style Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair Caldwell Bronze-Mounted 'Armorial Chinese Export' Samson Porcelain Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
These hand-painted Samson porcelain vases were imported from France by Edward F. Caldwell & Co. and fitted with Caldwell gilt bronze mounts.
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Early 20th Century American Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Gilt Bronze and Crystal Table Lamps attributed to E. F. Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Artist: Edward F. Caldwell & Co. Origin: American/French Date: 19th century Dimension: 21 inches high.
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Antique 19th Century American Table Lamps

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Bronze

American 19th Century Dore Bronze Candlestick Table Lamp, E. F. Caldwell & Co
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic 19th century Caldwell Louis XVI style dore bronze candlestick lamp. Beautifully hand-chassed, hand-chiseled with two-tone matte and burnished gold, this lamp is perfect t...
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Antique Early 1900s American Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Bronze

Wonderful Pair E.F. Caldwell Stamped French Bronze Patinated Putti Cherub Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
A rare and wonderful pair of E.F. Caldwell Stamped, French bronze patinated and gilt putti / double cherub figures holding up an urn lamps, rewired and accompanied by silk covered sh...
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20th Century American Belle Époque Table Lamps

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Bronze

Wonderful French Rock Crystal Bronze Ormolu Mounted Regency Rare Caldwell Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French rock crystal and bronze ormolu mounted Regency Empire style lamp in the manner of E.F. Caldwell.
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20th Century French Belle Époque Table Lamps

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Rock Crystal, Bronze, Ormolu

Wonderful Brushed Nickel Gilt Bronze Caldwell Neoclassical Regency Paw Foot Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Brushed Silver and Gilt Bronze Swag Neoclassical / Regency Paw Foot Lamp In The Manner Of E.F. Caldwell With Wreath Finial, Rewired And Ready To Enjoy.
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Vintage 1950s American Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Bronze, Nickel

Pair Gilt Bronze and Crystal Girandole or Candelabra Lamps by E. F. Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This finely detailed pair of gilt bronze and crystal lustres feature neoclassical motifs including acanthus leaves and floral rosettes.
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Early 20th Century American Belle Époque Table Lamps

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Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful Patinated Gilt Bronze Caldwell Floor Lamp Silk Shade Marble Claw Foot
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful neoclassical patinated gilt bronze Caldwell floor lamp silk shade set with marble and finished with bronze claw feet Rewired and ready to enjoy. Measures: 12" W ...
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Vintage 1920s French Floor Lamps

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Bronze

EF Caldwell & Co Gilt Bronze Table Lamp with Bacchanalian Figures, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Milford, NH
A fine quality EF Caldwell & Co bronze two light urn form table lamp with gilt foliate decorated stem and supported by four gilt bronze Bacchanalian figures with single hooves, all m...
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Early 20th Century Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of E. F. Caldwell & Co. Dore Bronze Mtd. Carved Rose Quartz & Enamel Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic pair of marked E. F. Caldwell and Co. Louis XVI style dore bronze mounted hand-carved rose quartz and enamel table lamps. Mounted on two dore bronze open work bases with ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Bronze

A pair of White Marble and Bronze Art Deco Lamps Attributed to E. F. Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of fluted white marble and bronze Art Deco lamps attributed to E. F. Caldwell. The black marble base is decorated with gilt bronze feet shaped like claws. The bronze is highli...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of American Parcel-Gilt and Bronze Candelabra/Lamps E.F.Caldwell Attributed
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of American parcel-gilt and patinated bronze, twin light candelabras/ table lamps attributed to Edward F. Caldwell & Co, New York, first quarter of the 20th century. Ea...
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Early 20th Century American Renaissance Table Lamps

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Bronze, Gold Leaf

Antique E. F. Caldwell Bronze and Marble Table Lamp with Figural Greek Mask Feet
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An antique E. F. Caldwell bronze and marble table lamp of exceptional quality. Feet modeled as Greek masks support a round carved, fluted white marble base and a cast bronze cent...
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Early 20th Century American Renaissance Revival Table Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

1900s Pair of E.F. Caldwell Silvered Bronze Table Lamps with Two Lights Each
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American made table lamps by E. F. Caldwell of New York. Made in the 1900s. These two arm light fixtures are crafted out of silvered bronze. This can be seen at our 333 West ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Rare Antique Louis XVI Style Caldwell Marble & Bronze Turtle Floor Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of palatial and rare large antique American Louis XVI style gilt bronze and carved marble floor lamps depicting large turtles by E.F .Caldwell.
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Early 20th Century American Louis XVI Floor Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Marble Candlestick Lamp by Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Late 19th century very fine large gilt bronze and Carrera marble candlestick lamp signed Caldwell.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Carrara Marble

Georgian Style Giltwood Marble, Bronze & Crystal Torcheres by E F Caldwell, Pair
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
These amazing gilt bronze girandole form candelabra feature Robert Adam style decoration, including swag, rams heads, and acanthus leaves. They retain the original marble and carved ...
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Early 20th Century American Adam Style Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Early 20th Century Baroque Style Caldwell Table Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Charleston, SC
These elegant pair of Caldwell lamps are in the Baroque style and bear a Tripod base with Baluster stem that is finished in a beautiful hand rubbed Bronze finish. These lamps come wi...
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Early 20th Century Baroque Revival Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair Cut Glass Lamps with Etched Floral Decorations Attributed to E.F. Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
With etched flower decoration with bronze mounts on hexagonal bases. Maker: Attrib. Edward F. Caldwell Co. (1851-1914) Origin: French/American Date: 19th century Dimension: 18 ...
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Large Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Lamp by E. F. Caldwell
Located in New York, NY
A very large and impressive neoclassical bronze table lamp attributed to E. F. Caldwell and Co, New York City. Very finely hand chased and chiseled gilt bronze in the neoclassical ta...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps

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Bronze

E.F. Caldwell American Two-Light Pair of Antique Candelabra Lamps, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An exceptional and pristine pair of gilt bronze two-light lamps executed by the firm of Edward F. Caldwell Co. of New York during the first years of the 20th century, they exhibit a ...
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Early 20th Century American Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

E.F Caldwell and Company Gilt Bronze Floor Lamp
Located in Essex, MA
In the Louis XVI style with finely cast decoration signed on side of base. Ex Christies sale.
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Revival Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Silvered Bronze Arts & Crafts Table Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This handsome hand-hammered and cast bronze table lamp features foliate motifs, and a pierced floral base.
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Caldwell Pewter and Bronze Table Lamps
Located in Essex, MA
Stamped with the c within a diamond mark on base. Hand wrought pewter with bronze and polychrome decoration highlights featuring crests, masks etc.
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Early 20th Century American Renaissance Table Lamps

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Pewter

Pr. E.F. Caldwell Enamel, Bz. Candlesticks, Renaissance Islamic/Orientalist
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A very fine and unusual pair of antique bronze and champlevé enamel candlesticks/lamps, by E. F. Caldwell, in the Renaissance Islamic/Orientalist taste. Around the lower base are thr...
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Vintage 1910s American Renaissance Table Lamps

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Bronze

Empire Style Steel and Bronze Floor Lamp
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A handsome empire-style steel and bronze floor lamp with a custom navy blue enamel shade. Possibly by J.E. Caldwell. Newly rewired.
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Early 20th Century American Empire Floor Lamps

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Steel, Bronze

Neoclassical Style Silvered Bronze Table Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
A very fine bronze table lamp in the neoclassical style with a silver finish. The square base with four ball and claw feet, holding a handsome turned shaft with hammered decoration. ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Table Lamps

Massive Pair of Wrought Iron and Bronze Floor Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very fine quality pair of bronze and wrought iron torchere floor lamps having richly patinated bronze bobeches, collars and bands, the octagonal iron shafts in hand hammered iron, st...
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Antique 1880s North American Renaissance Revival Floor Lamps

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Bronze, Iron

Two American Bronze and Marble Table Lamps, E.F. Caldwell, circa 1915
Located in New York, NY
Modelled as Amphitrite and Poseidon each mounted on a marble sea turtle.
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Vintage 1910s American Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Neo-Classical Style Patinated Bronze Lamp, E.F. Caldwell, Early 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Inscribed E.F. Caldwell & co. Inc New York.
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Early 20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Bronze Five-Light Figural Candelabra, E.F. Caldwell and Co., circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bronze five-light figural candelabra, E.F. Caldwell and Co., circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s American Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Art Deco Ormolu Mounted Palm Tree Form Rock Crystal Quartz Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A superb pair of Art Deco ormolu mounted palm tree form clear rock crystal quartz lamps, Attributed to E.F. Caldwell. Each lamp is made with multiple sections of hand carved, polishe...
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Vintage 1920s North American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

A pair of bronze baroque candelabra lamps signed by E. F. Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
ATL1833 A pair of baroque candelabra lamps with grotto-esque detail, signed by the New York maker E. F. Caldwell. Overall: 9-1/2" h. Base: 6" diameter Please call your lo...
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Early 20th Century American Candle Holders

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Bronze

Pair of Fine Ormolu and Green Marble Eight-Light Torcheres/Centerpieces
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
An unusual and rare pair of ormolu and green marble eight-light torcheres/floor centerpieces attributed to E. F. Caldwell and Co New York. In the Empire style, the circular pierced f...
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Antique 1890s American Empire Floor Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Néo-Renaissance Patinated Bronze and Carved Marble Floor Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of 19th century Néo-Renaissance carved marble and patinated bronze floor lamps each bronze stem cast with three Tritons holding conch shells, the tri-partite base with putti r...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Renaissance Torchères

Materials

Marble, Bronze

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Caldwell Bronze Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the caldwell bronze lamp you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, bronze and stone, every caldwell bronze lamp was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer caldwell bronze lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A caldwell bronze lamp is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Neoclassical, Baroque and Louis XVI styles are sought with frequency. Edward F. Caldwell & Co. and Sterling Bronze Co. each produced at least one beautiful caldwell bronze lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Caldwell Bronze Lamp?

Prices for a caldwell bronze lamp can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $495 and can go as high as $95,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,800.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.