1914 The Edward N Riddle Co. Pair of Estofado Polychrome Candleabras


1914 Edward N Riddle Co. Pair of Estofado Polychrome Candleabras is a stunning antique piece that exudes elegance and charm. These candleabras have a rich history, evident from the remnants of the original patent sticker that can still be found on the underside of the frame. This adds to their authenticity and makes them a truly unique find for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

What sets these candleabras apart is their versatility. While they were previously drilled for electricity, they have been expertly converted back to their original form as candelabras. This meticulous restoration ensures that they can be used with traditional candles, allowing you to recreate the ambiance of a bygone era. The attention to detail in this conversion process is evident, making these candleabras a true testament to the craftsmanship of the Edward N Riddle Co.

The Estofado Polychrome design of these candleabras is another standout feature. The intricate patterns and vibrant colors add a touch of opulence to any space. The polychrome technique involves the use of multiple colors, creating a visually striking effect that is sure to catch the eye. The combination of the Estofado style with the polychrome finish makes these candleabras a true work of art.

Crafted in 1914, these candleabras have stood the test of time and have retained their beauty and allure. They are not only functional pieces but also serve as exquisite decorative accents. Whether displayed on a mantelpiece, dining table, or as a centerpiece, these candleabras are sure to make a statement and add a touch of vintage charm to any interior.

The Edward N Riddle Co. Pair of Estofado Polychrome Candleabras is a rare find that combines history, craftsmanship, and beauty. With their original patent sticker and expert restoration, they are a testament to the quality and attention to detail of the Edward N Riddle Co. These candleabras are a must-have for collectors and those who appreciate the timeless elegance of antique pieces.

Date: 1914

Origin: American (Toledo, Ohio)

Maker: The Edward N. Riddle Company, Toledo, Ohio. Also had a showroom on Fifth Avenue, New York

Self-described as “Designers and Makers of Metal Lamps, Vellumesque Shades, Gift Novelties, and Lighting Fixtures,” the Edward N Riddle Lighting Company of Toledo, Ohio hit its stride in light manufacturing in the 1920’s, though they have been around since 1892. One of their popular products were “estofado” frames, which are a Spanish-inspired method of applying primary colors to virgin metals for an antique effect. Additionally, the company called their products “fitments” in advertisements to convince their customers that they would be easy to install and uninstall to fit their design preferences over the years. Regardless of the validity of that claim, they were certainly well-sought after for the quality of their fitments.


Good condition


Height:  46 cm

Width:   38 cm

Depth:   20 cm

Weight:  2.75 kg (each)

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