Caldwell, J.E.

Country

City

Philadelphia

Era

e.1839

Description

Specialties

  • Fine Art Nouveau & Art Deco jewels.
  • James E. Caldwell trained as a silversmith, watchmaker & jeweler.

1935

  • Watchmaker apprentice in New York City.

1839

  • First ad for the business appeared in the United States Gazette.

1840 – 1859

  • Located at 140 Chestnut St.

1843 – 1848

  • Caldwell & Bennett partnership.

1848

  • Reorganized as J.E. Caldwell Co. from Caldwell & Bennett.

1859

  • 822 Chestnut St.

1868 – 1916

  • 902 Chestnut St.

1881

  • Death of James E. Caldwell.
  • J. Albert Caldwell, son and successor ran the business until his death in 1914.
  • J. Emott Caldwell, grandson headed the business until his death.

1953

  • Expanded to shops in Philadelphia, Delaware and Washington D.C. managed by Austion Homer.
  • Later sold to Henry Birks & Sons.

1992

  • Sold to Carlyle & Co. in North Carolina.

c.2005

  • Sold to Finley’s.