Nadeau’s Auction Gallery


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  • Auction Result, Press Release
    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s Annual New Year’s Day Event Welcomes 2022 With Over $2.7M In Sales

    This signature sale featured over 700 lots of fine, decorative, contemporary, and tribal art; silver, watches, and jewelry; and furnishings and rugs - many from premier East Coast estates. Windsor, CT, January 5, 2022 - Nadeau's Auction Gallery, Connecticut's largest and fastest growing auction house, is excited to announce the results of their January 1, 2022 New Year's Day event. This remarkably successful sale - the company's ninth consecutive New Year's Day Sale surpassing the seven figure mark - had a 95% sell through rate, with breathtaking results across all categories. When the hammer fell silent after a long day of competitive bidding, 92 lots realized $5,000-9,999; 56 lots made $10,000-$99,999; and 2 lots topped the six figure mark. Prices noted include the company’s buyer’s premium. Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953), Araut La Course Fine art featuring landscape, still life, and abstract images by important 19th and 20th century artists took several of the top lot slots in this sale.  * Lot #350, Raoul Dufy's (French, 1877 - 1953) Araut La Course: Epsom, was the big winner here - trading hands at $125,000. This provenanced watercolor and gouache on paper work was signed and titled by the artist, and featured the inscription "Mr. Furse 925 Park 7C" on its cardboard backing paper. * Lot #370, a signed, 3D work by artists Christo & Jeanne-Claude (1935 - 2020) titled Package on Carozza, Project for A Chile Berdinger, Taranto, Italy, made $51,200. It was rendered in pencil, cloth, and string and was mounted in a plexiglass box. It was from the estate of Alexis Gregory and was sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation. * Lot #300, Jane Peterson's (American, 1876 - 1965) Road to Rocky Neck, East Gloucester, realized $43,200. This oil on canvas work featured a country road with Gloucester Harbor in the background and was signed by the artist on its lower left. * Lot #352, Edward Lear's (1812 - 1888) Jerusalem, April 24, 1858, realized $24,000 - nearly ten times its high estimate! This watercolor and pencil on paper example included copious notes by the artist around the…

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    Explore Avant-Garde Artworks and Art Deco Furniture in Nadeau’s Annual New Year Sale

    Raoul Dufy was a Fauvist painter well-known for capturing public events. His colorful urban scenes portray Fauvist elements and Cubist perspectives. The upcoming New Year’s Day Auction from Nadeau’s Auction Gallery presents Araut La Course by Raoul Dufy. This painting, which depicts a horse race with air washes and bold brushstrokes, expresses Dufy’s version of social scenes. The event also highlights a sideboard designed by Maxime Old for famous furniture maker Emile Jacques Ruhlmann. The classic marble top sideboard with a gilt base showcases Old’s clean and classical designs. Though the gold pedestal base is a signature of Art Deco, some elements suggest a modern transition.  Other notable lots include a sterling silver tea and coffee set by Tiffany & Co. Charles Grosjean created this 19th-century Chrysanthemum pattern. The seven-piece set reflect the aesthetics of Art Nouveau design. Also offered are Georg Jensen and Puiforcat silverware. Among jewelry offerings, a handmade Kieselstein-Cord cuff bracelet is noteworthy. The 18-karat matte gold cuff has oval-cut carved gems like onyx, ruby, and bloodstone. Bidders will also find a circa 1967 LeCoultre Polaris Alarm Divers wristwatch with a Memovox alarm movement. Only 1,714 examples of this E859 dive watch exist. French porcelain urns, Lalique crystal, and Rolex wristwatches round out the offerings. Interested collectors can explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery of Windsor, CT Rings In The New Year With Their Highly Anticipated, Premier New Year’s Day Sale On January 1, 2022

    This auction presents over 700 lots of important jewelry, silver, fine art, rugs, furnishings, and decorative and ethnic art specifically curated for this annual signature event. Windsor, CT, December 13, 2021 - Nadeau's Auction Gallery is excited to announce their annual New Year's Day sales event starting at 10am. This sale features top-tier collections from New England and the mid-Atlantic area, including property from the estate of Alexis Gregory (1936-2020), a collector, philanthropist, author, and founder of the prestigious Vendome Prize in music. All lots are available for preview now at www.nadeausauction.com or live in the gallery on Tuesday, December 28th from 12:00PM – 4:00PM, Wednesday, December 29th from 12:00PM – 4:00PM, Thursday, December 30th from 2:00PM – 6:30PM, Friday, December 31st from 12:00 – 5:00PM, and Saturday, January 1st from 9:00 – 10:00AM. For bidders who wish to participate in the sale remotely, they may do so via phone, absentee bids, or online through Invaluable, Bidsquare, or Liveauctioneers. Contact Nadeau's directly if you'd like to submit bids in advance via absentee bidding. Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953), Araut La Course: Epsom Jaw dropping examples of extraordinary rings, bracelets, and necklaces are well represented in this solid gold event. * Lot #100, an important platinum and diamond link bracelet, is estimated at $10,000-20,000. It rounds out with rectangular, Gucci style, and square shaped hinged links. The piece itself weighs approximately 39.10 dwt in total, features 302 diamonds, and 21.5 carats in stones. * Lot #32, a large, 18 karat gold link necklace by jeweler Barry Kieselstein-Cord, is estimated at $7,000-10,000. The 18" chain weighs 200 grams and features a T-bar clasp and chunky links. * Lot #190, an Art Deco platinum diamond and sapphire bracelet, is estimated at 2,500-4,000. This sensational example simply glows with 134 diamonds; thin, multi-cut blue sapphires; and 4 center diamonds weighing .35 carats each. This sale also features remarkable selections of silver service and decorative items from the world's most collected and respected brands. * Lot #262, a Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum sterling silver seven piece tea and coffee set, is estimated at $20,000-30,000. The…

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    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s Annual Major Fall Americana and Chinese Auction with Extensive Clock Collection Sale Brings $769,000 In Sales!

    This signature event offered over 500 lots of breathtaking pan-Asian treasures, antique furniture, fine and decorative arts, and other important antiques. Windsor, CT, November 11, 2021 - Nadeau's Auction Gallery, Connecticut's largest and fastest growing auction house, is proud to announce the results of their October 30, 2021 mid-fall event. This premier sale had a 99% sell through rate and impressive results across all categories. Prices cited include the company’s buyer’s premium. Diminutive Chippendale Mahogany Chest Exquisite Asian porcelain treasures took many of the top lot slots in this auction. * Lot #140, an elegant blue and white Chinese urn, was estimated at $400-800 and made $20,480. This 22" tall masterpiece had a bulbous body, a flared rim, and dragon handles. * Lot #165, a pair of 18th/19th century Famille Rose hexagonal vases mounted as lamps, was estimated at $1,000-2,000 and traded hands at $9,375. Each measured 18" tall and was decorated with traditional outdoor and nature scenes. * Lot #430D, a trio of white and blue Chinese items, was estimated at $400-800 and sold for $9,000.  Two were marked. These included a 6-3/4" diameter dish painted with lotus flowers, a 2-1/2" tall bowl decorated with a wild flower, and a 3-1/2" diameter pot painted with figures in a landscape. * Lot #133, a Famille Rose planter, was estimated at $300-500 and realized $8,125. This stunner measured 18-1/2" tall and was decorated with five claw dragon motifs. * Lot #302, an early Qing Dynasty blue and white Zhadou jar, was estimated at $1,500-2,500 and rose to $7,200. This rarity, with provenance to a private NY city collection, measured 5-1/4" tall and was painted with a panel of script writing and four claw dragons. * Lot #427, a collection of nine 19th century Chinese porcelain nesting cups, was estimated at $1,000-2,000 and topped off at $6,600. These varied in size and decoration; the largest measured 2-1/4" tall and featured an enameled landscape scene. The cups retained their Valin Galleries labels and had provenance to a fine private NY city collection. Fine antique furniture selections were also well represented at this important…

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    A Painting in the Manner of Giuseppe Recco Highlights Upcoming Sale

    Nadeau's Auction Gallery’s Annual Major Fall Americana and Chinese Auction presents an oil painting in the manner of Italian artist Giuseppe Recco. He was among the most influential still-life painters in the 17th century. Recco often painted flowers, fish, and kitchen scenes in the Baroque style. Many of his works drew inspiration from Abraham Breughel and Giuseppe Battista Ruoppolo. The available still life painting depicts a fruit basket with grapes and pomegranates placed atop an elaborate rug. A wooden clock appears in the background.  A diminutive Chippendale mahogany chest also highlights the listings. The piece is named after renowned cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale. Chippendale furniture rapidly rose in popularity between 1750 and 1780. At the time, it was the only furniture style named after a cabinetmaker instead of a monarch. Bidders can also find a pair of Chippendale side chairs and a tall clock by Asahel Cheney. Explore more items and register to bid online on Bidsquare. 

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    Upcoming Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Event Highlights Decorative Louis XVI-Style Furnishings

    Inspired by Greek and Roman art, the Louis XVI furniture style focused on elegance and neoclassicism. The style developed in France during the reign of Louis XVI. The first part of the upcoming Fine and Decorative Furnishings and Art Glass sale, presented by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, features a Louis XVI-style gilt bronze and Boulle marquetry mantel corner cabinet. It has an ebonized front and marble top in the style of French cabinet maker and artist André Charles Boulle. Other notable decorative furniture lots include a François Linke vitrine cabinet. This piece features original beveled glass with bronze ormolu mounts, a marble top, and original keys. A three-piece marble fountain resting on a dolphin carved pedestal is also on offer, as is a Baksaish room-sized carpet. Browse the entire catalog or place a bid on Bidsquare.

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    Know Before You Bid: The Annual New Year’s Day Sale From Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

    Busts of Tunisian Man and Woman by Leopold Bracony. Photo from Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. The Annual New Year's Day sale from Nadeau’s Auction Gallery offers over 700 lots of museum-quality merchandise. We spoke with Edwin J. Nadeau, Jr., President of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, to learn more about this celebratory sale, its history, and the backstory on a few of the lots on offer. Auction Daily:  Could you update our readers on your take on the state of the auction industry today in terms of the COVID-19 situation? Are there any silver linings of note? Has this public health reality resulted in any lessons learned that you will continue to implement when things return to normal? Ed Nadeau: The auction industry as a whole is very strong since returning from the shutdown in CT.  Our silver lining, being in this industry, is that our business is good while some other types of businesses are suffering. We feel lucky. As far as lessons learned, we will continue to keep the operations we have put in place, like socially-distanced seating and hand sanitizing stations, to stay ahead of the curve. That will be important moving forward in a post-COVID world.  AD:  The Annual New Year's Day sale arguably has become your most famous signature event. Can you give us a little history on the sale and what prompted you to hold it on January 1st? Nadeau: Our January 1st sale started over 30 years ago. We had just brought in a nice estate for those times and decided to try to offer it on January 1st. The room was filled with people, and bidding was very strong, probably the whole sale totaled under $100,000. We did very well, so that was the beginning of our annual New Year’s Day auction. George I Figured Walnut Double-Domed Bureau Bookcase. Photo from Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. AD:  This sale offers a number of lots with ties to Park Avenue in New York City. What makes a Park Avenue address appealing from the provenance perspective? Nadeau: Park Avenue in New York is universally recognized as one of the…

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    New York Winter Scenes by Guy Carleton Wiggins Come To Auction

    Guy Carleton Wiggins was a landscape painter famous for his artworks featuring New York City winter scenes. The artist learned his craft from his father, Carleton Wiggins, a Barbizon-style artist. He later went on to study under prominent names like William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. Talking about his first winter painting in 1912, Wiggins told Detroit News, “Things wouldn't go right [with a summer landscape]... Suddenly I saw what was before me—an elevated railroad track, with a train dashing madly through the whirling blizzard-like snow.” Wiggins’ winter canvases later became a hit. The upcoming Annual New Year's Auction, offered by Nadeau's Auction Gallery, features an oil painting by Guy Carleton Wiggins. Titled New York Storm, Columbus Circle, the landscape painting features the snowy streets of New York in Wiggins’ Impressionist style.  Another highlight is a sculpture explaining the 20th-century Black American experience by Elizabeth Catlett. The Family, bronze with brown patina, is an eclectic mix of Catlett’s figurative and abstract styles. Also showcased are crystal chandeliers by Baccarat Crystal, the first French crystal makers. Baccarat Crystal chandeliers are considered ageless and are admired for their unique cut and classic designs. The event will also offer a Kammer & Reinhardt Emile Berliner gramophone, Rolex and Tiffany timepieces, diamond and platinum jewelry, Victorian furniture, and a selection of carpets. Interested collectors can browse the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Five For Friday: Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Steers Us Across Categories

    New Hampshire License Plate, 1905. Photo courtesy of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. Buckle up your seatbelts! Nadeau's Auction Gallery of Windsor, Connecticut, is holding its annual Fall Americana, Folk Art, Chinese & Fine Art Auction on Saturday, October 24th. This event kicks off with two classic automobiles and presents collectors with over 600 lots of museum-quality fine and decorative art pieces, furniture, and other exciting collectibles. Auction Daily spoke with the father and son team of Ed and Eddie Nadeau of Nadeau's Auction Gallery to learn more about this signature sale.  Auction Daily: COVID-19 has changed the way auction houses conduct their business. What has Nadeau's done to adapt to this public health situation? How has it impacted or altered your day to day routine and the way you conduct your live sales? Nadeau's: We offer appointments for previews with lots of spacing in the galleries. We’ve spaced our chairs and created areas to sit amongst the furniture. We have hand sanitizer stations. We also require everyone to wear masks while in the gallery and during auctions. Auction Daily:  What is the story behind lot #3, the New Hampshire license plate from 1905 estimated at $8,000-12,000? What makes it so interesting from the collector's perspective? Nadeau's: We actually sold the matching plate at auction on April 5th, 2014, for $16,100! The three things that make this plate so valuable, eye-catching, and rare are its age, the fact that it only has two digits, and its amazing condition. Portrait of William Thompson Lusk by Jonathan Eastman Johnson. Photo courtesy of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. Auction Daily: This sale offers a number of lots with ties to the New York Academy of Medicine. Tell us about these paintings and their connection to the organization.  Nadeau's: These all came from the New York Academy of Medicine. Most of the portraits were past presidents of the Academy. Many of these leaders were famous for developing cures or treatments for serious medical conditions and illnesses. These paintings should be of interest to health professionals and physicians; all of these men were instrumental in laying the foundation for…

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    Contemporary, Outdoor and Decorative Arts

    The work of Scottish artist Jacqueline Marr can be compared to the old Renaissance masters, especially given the artist’s close attention to lighting. “I strive to bring the paint to life,” she says in her biography, “to allow my figures, my subject to emerge from the canvas, stepping out from the stretched linen and into reality.” An oil painting from Marr will be featured in the upcoming Contemporary, Outdoor, and Decorative Arts sale, presented by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. The piece is a variation on Théodore Géricault’s 19th-century Romantic painting titled The Raft of the Medusa. Pulling a small detail from the center of the shipwrecked scene, Marr depicts a survivor lying face-down in a pair of jeans.  Porcelain collectors will find a selection of Boehm birds in the sale, including a woodpecker designed by Edward Marshall. The black-and-white bird is shown perched on a piece of wood with outstretched wings. Pairs of wood thrushes, red-winged blackbirds, swans, and horned larks will also be available from Boehm. Other offerings range from a D.H. Baldwin baby grand piano to vintage class rings. Register to bid for any of the above items on Bidsquare. 

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    Vintage & Contemporary Decorative Arts & Furnishings

    European furniture manufactured in the 1750s and 60s was popularly basketed under the Chippendale style. This type of furniture harmoniously blended three different design orientations: Gothic, Modern (Rococo), and Chinese. In a time when furniture trends were only named after monarchs, the Chippendale was the first-ever to find an identity after a cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale. A set of twelve Chippendale-style mahogany dining chairs will be available in the upcoming auction of Vintage & Contemporary Decorative Arts & Furnishings, presented by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. Each chair features two arms and ten sides, all with slip upholstered seats.  The event also features a 148-piece set of Gorham sterling flatware. The offered Camellia collection includes salad forks, dinner forks and knives, butter knives, pickle forks, meat-carving tools, ladles, and several other pieces of table cutlery. A leather-top executive desk designed by John Scalia is also available. The desk was commissioned for a London-based furniture firm, Schmieg & Kotzian. A selection of sterling silver cutlery, antique wooden furniture, and other lots are on offer as well. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog and to register to bid.

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    Contemporary, Outdoor, Collectable, Asian, and Decorative Auction

    Highlighted in the upcoming Nadeau's Auction Gallery event is a set of wood engravings and drawings by Thomas Nason. A self-taught printmaker, Nason was also known as the Poet Engraver of New England for his love of capturing rural areas in both etchings and prose. The set of five wood engravings features Summer Clouds, Village Street, Old Lyme Congregational Church, and others. The atmospheric landscapes in Nason’s art often reflect his Realist and Modernist style. Also offered is an oil painting portraying a countryside scene with sheep by Impressionist landscape painter Gustave Adolph Wiegand.  The Mazda MX-5 convertible car was launched in 1989. Considered a successor of the British and Italian sports cars of the 1950s and 60s, the design of the MX-5 was based on the philosophy of Jinba Ittai, which represents the togetherness of the horse and rider. The upcoming auction offers a 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible. The award-winning MX-5 has a 4-cylinder engine, a red-colored body, and a black interior. This auction also showcases a contemporary five-piece mahogany bedroom set by Baker and a seven-piece dining room set by prominent British furnisher Margolis. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.  

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    Mid Century & Contemporary Sale

    A Belarusian Jew by birth, Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist who traveled between Saint Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. His body of work included drawings, paintings, book illustrations, stage sets, ceramic tapestries, fine art prints, and stained glass. One of the key lots to be featured in the upcoming Mid Century & Contemporary sale, presented by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, is a colored lithograph by Chagall. Titled The Tribe of Levi from The Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Wind, this piece was modeled after the stain glass windows Chagall created for a Jerusalem synagogue. The sale also features an oil on canvas piece after Marc Chagall, depicting a nude human figure lying in a field. A key furniture lot in this event is a Minotti two-part sectional sofa with cream upholstery. A pair of club chairs from the brand’s Suitcase line, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, is also available. The chairs are accented with black fur upholstery and brown seat cushions. A sterling silver teapot, round tray, mug, sugar and creamer, and two dishes from the Estate of William and Teresa Patton will be presented as well. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.

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    Decorative Furnishings and Accessories, Custom, Jewelry and Silver Auction

    During the reign of Louis XV in France, the highly decorative and luxurious style of Rococo came into popularity. Furniture created in this style is characterized by the use of rare woods, the focus of ornate and fantasy motifs, and a balance between comfort and elegance. A set of six Louis XV-style chairs will be featured in the upcoming Decorative Furnishings and Accessories, Custom, Jewelry, and Silver Auction, offered by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. The white leather side chairs are matched with a Neoclassical round dining table with a marble top. Various other pieces of furniture in the Louis XV style—including a framed mirror, several sets of upholstered armchairs, and an Auffrey and Company commode—will be available.  This sale will also include works of decorative art and sculpture. Bruno Lucchesi’s bronze sculpture titled On the Road to Damascus shows a rider falling backward off of his horse. In his work, the Italian-American artist often depicts the small moments of indignity that characterize everyday life. The available piece comes from the estate of Ed Brenner and stands almost 12 inches tall. Vintage rings and jewelry pieces are highlighted as well, including a 14-karat gold and platinum filigree ring with a cushion-cut sapphire in the center. View the complete catalog for this auction and register to bid by visiting Bidsquare. 

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    February 01, 2020 Auction

    Yamaha made its first upright built piano in 1900. Two years later, the company introduced its first grand piano. In 1904, Torakusu Yamaha sent his piano to the St. Louis World’s Fair, where it received an Honorary Grand Prize. Today, Yamaha Corporation is the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in the world. A Yamaha G3 grand piano is among the top lots of the upcoming February auction, presented by Nadeau's Auction Gallery. A George II highboy is another key highlight of the sale. Made out of walnut, this 18th-century piece has pine sides and brass handles. Another notable lot is a set of 8 Queen Anne chairs. Queen Anne furniture originated in 1689; however, it did not become popular until 1720. Designed to be light and movable, these pieces were made with minimal ornamentation and embellishment. The auction also offers fine tableware and cutlery, ranging from a Gorham sterling silver cutlery set to Tiffany & Co. plates. The plates have prints, patterns, and designs that feature floral and fruit motifs. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.