Hanging light fixture

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glass and metal, maple leaf motif

Lighting fixture by Edward F Caldwell & Co., A073448.
Morgan was a patron of Edward F. Caldwell (1851-1914), New York's premier manufacturer of light fixtures and decorative metalwork from the late-nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, a time in which many cities were being electrified for the first time. Morgan's house (replaced in 1928 by what is now the Morgan Annex) became the first private residence in the country entirely lit by Edison electricity. This hanging lantern is one of several Caldwell light fixtures commissioned by Morgan through the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. The bronze and glass material, with its decorative maple leaf motif, exemplifies Caldwell's approach to adapting traditional lighting designs with modern technology.