Bronze and gilt bronze chandeliers so bright they almost don’t need light bulbs. Edward F. Caldwell, maker. Starting his own firm in New York, he was a friend of Stanford White, electric impresario to the Waldorf Astoria and general lighter up to the stars.

Ten light chandelier.ca. 1900-1925. Gilt bronze.
Ten light chandelier.ca. 1900-1925. Gilt bronze. Fair use license. http://www.artnet.com/artists/edward-f-caldwell-co/a-gilt-bronze-ten-light-chandelier-i4wzJNmAm8q74m4jzI-bJQ2.
Chandelier. Gilt bronze. 1895-ca. 1920.
Chandelier. Gilt bronze. 1895-ca. 1920. Image © Carlton Hobbs Provenance. Fair use license. via http://carltonhobbsprovenance.com/gallery/pair-of-gilt-bronze-chandeliers-by-edward-f-caldwell.
Neoclassical chandelier. Bronze. 1920's.
Neoclassical chandelier. Bronze. 1920’s. Image © Lost City Arts, 2017. Fair use licence. via https://www.lostcityarts.com/bronze-neoclassical-chandelier-usa-1920s/.
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