Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

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  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery of Windsor, CT to Present ItsAnnual Outdoor Mid-Century Auction on Saturday, May 18, 2024

    This sale features 580+ lots of important 1950s-era furnishings and fine and decorative artwork, patio and garden items, as well as Asian art, silver and jewelry, and other fine antiques.  Jose De Creeft's Figure (New Being), is estimated at $15,000-25,000 Windsor, CT, May 9, 2024 - Nadeau's Auction Gallery is excited to announce this signature spring event starting at 10am. All lots are available for preview at now or live in the gallery on Thursday, May 16th from 12pm-6:30pm, Friday, May 17th from 12pm-5pm, and Saturday, May 18th from 9am-10am. 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 for more information.  All eyes will be on lot #50, one of the top lots in this sale. This is Jose De Creeft's (Spanish American, 1884-1982) Figure (New Being), estimated at $15,000-25,000. This 55" tall patinated bronze depicts a standing individual from the thighs upward, with one arm at their side and the other behind their head. Their eyes are closed and their expression is pensive, as if they are dreaming or praying. It is signed by the artist on verso and is mounted on a complementary rectangular base. Perhaps De Creeft's best known work is his Alice in Wonderland climbing sculpture located in Central Park in New York City. Other premier lots in this sale include: Lot #300, Harry Davis' (British 1885-1970) polar bear double handled porcelain vase, is estimated at $10,000-20,000. Produced for Royal Worcester, this magnificent example is decorated with a continuous scene featuring two polar bears on icebergs, two peach and gilt colored griffin handles, and a gilt flame finial topping its lid. It measures 16" tall, is model number 240969, and is signed H. Davis on the lower left. The vessel's marks include 1764 and a purple Worcester stamp on the underside of its base. This is one of three Royal Worcester polar bear vases on offer through this sale, with the others being lot #301 and #302; the trio are from a private NJ collection. …

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    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Offers Myles Birket Foster Painting, Tiffany & Co. Gold Ring, and Other Rarities

    In the latest American Antiques, Chinese, Continental, and Jewelry Spring Auction from Nadeau's Auction Gallery, over 600 quality lots will come under the hammer. Leading the sale is a watercolor painting by Myles Birket Foster. An English genre artist, Myles Birket Foster was largely recognized for his portrayals of everyday life in the Victorian era. A notable characteristic of the artist's work is its detail-oriented approach and his skill at capturing the mood of the scene. Titled Harvesting the Hay, the available piece shows farm laborers gathering hay. Foster’s signature appears in the lower right corner. Another notable fine artwork in the catalog is an oil painting by Horatio Henry Couldery titled Faithful Companions. Couldery was recognized as one of England's most distinguished Victorian animal artists for his humorous portrayal of beloved pets. His artwork is highly detailed and closely rendered.  Among jewelry items of interest in the catalog, a yellow gold link mesh ring from Tiffany is particularly notable. This 18-karat yellow gold ring is part of the Somerset collection by Tiffany & Co. The piece has six rows of intertwined woven links in size 9 and weighs 13.5 grams. Other iconic Tiffany & Co. pieces in the catalog include a monogrammed sterling silver vase, an 18-karat yellow gold square ring, a three-piece sterling silver tea set, and a sterling silver key ring with two soccer balls. View the complete catalog of the American Antiques, Chinese, Continental, and Jewelry Spring Auction sale and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.

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    Annual New Year’s Day Sale by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Presents Amelia Peláez’s Artwork, 4.88-Carat Diamond Ring

    Amelia Peláez del Casal (1896 - 1968) was considered one of the most significant Cuban artists of the avant-garde generation. Born in Villa Clara, Cuba, Peláez was renowned for her ceramics and paintings of flowers, decorative objects, and architectural motifs. The artist graduated from Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes de San Alejandro, where she studied under Cuban painter Leopoldo Romañach. A painting titled Figura (Cubist Figure), by Amelia Peláez, is a key highlight of this upcoming sale from Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. This gouache on paper artwork dates back to 1949 and has been signed by the artist. The work represents Peláez’s trademark Cubist style characterized by simplified shapes and thick black lines.  A 4.88-carat pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamond is another leading lot. This mega-sized diamond is GIA-certified and set in a platinum ring. The diamond has D color and VS2 clarity. Pear-shaped diamonds flank the central diamond on either side. Additional items of interest include Patek Philippe watches, an oil on canvas by American painter Guy Carleton Wiggins, and a nine-piece "Blossom" sterling silver tea and coffee service set from Georg Jensen. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming 2024 Annual New Year's Day Auction sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

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    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery to Offer Morgan Silver Dollars, Franciscan “Indigo” Porcelain Dinnerware Set, and More

    A set of Three Morgan Silver Dollars is among the highlights of the latest Contemporary and Antique Furnishings, Art and Decorative Accessories sale from Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Symbolizing the Old West, the Morgan Silver Dollar is a testament to American ingenuity and entrepreneurship. As a result of the controversy surrounding whether the United States economy should be based on a “gold standard” or a gold-silver bimetallic system during the early 19th century, Morgan Silver Dollars were created. Lady Liberty appears on the obverse of the coin in a left-facing close-up portrait. She is surrounded by thirteen stars, representing the thirteen original colonies, and the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” (among many, one). Her headband declares "Liberty," while she wears the "Phrygian Crown” (as given by ancient Romans to freed slaves), representing freedom of thought. To symbolize the reconciliation between the North and South following the Civil War, cotton and wheat are displayed above the crown. Liberty's neck is inscribed with a small "M" to honor George T. Morgan, the designer.  Bidders can also consider a 144-piece Franciscan masterpiece collection of porcelain dinnerware in the indigo pattern. Franciscan Ware, which first appeared in 1934 as Franciscan Pottery, was manufactured in Glendale, California by Gladding-McBean and Company. Additional items of interest in this sale include a Mary Lou Higgins signed necklace, a pair of silvered candlestick wall sconces, and a large television cabinet in three parts. Find the complete catalog and register to bid by visiting Nadeau's Auction Gallery.

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    Dutch Uncirculated Gold Coins, 1973 Martin D-35 Guitar, and More at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery presents a set of 20 Dutch Ten Guilder Uncirculated Gold Coins in the upcoming Outdoor, Antique, Contemporary Art, and Decorative Accessories Auction. These standard circulation coins featuring Queen Wilhelmina were minted in the Netherlands from 1925 to 1933. Queen Wilhelmina served as the Queen of the Netherlands for 58 years, the longest of any Dutch monarch. The coins are engraved with the lettering ‘Koningin Wilhelmina·God Zij Met Ons,’ meaning ‘Queen Wilhelmina·God be with us.’ The total weight of the available lot is approximately 134.4 grams.  Collectors can also consider a 1973 Martin D-35 guitar. The instrument comes with an original hard shell case. It features a Luthier-installed Fishman Acoustic matrix pickup and carved Native American design headstock. In addition, the auction will present an upholstered George Smith custom sofa, an oil on canvas titled Safe by Max Bohn, and a Stickley oak master dresser from the late 20th century. Visit Bidsquare to find more information on the Outdoor, Antique, Contemporary Art and Decorative Accessories Auction sale and browse other online auctions. 

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    Rare 10 Guilder Uncirculated Gold Coins Offered by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

    A set of 20 Dutch Ten Guilder Uncirculated Gold Coins is among the leading lots in the Annual Spring Outdoor, Mid Century, and Contemporary Arts and Furnishings Sale, presented by Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Gold Guilders were minted in the Netherlands from 1818 to 1933, featuring Willem, Willem II, Willem III, and Wilhelmina in succession as monarchs. Ten Guilders Gold Coins were among the last sovereign gold coins to be issued on the European continent as the Royal Dutch Mint ceased minting these coins in 1933. It was under the reign of Queen Wilhelmina from 1890 to 1948 that four designs of the Gold 10 Guilder Coin were introduced. The available lot features Gold Ten Guilders Coins issued from 1911 to 1933 during Queen Wilhelmina's reign. Informally referred to as Dutch Queens, these varieties have Queen Wilhelmina on their obverses. The reverse bears the Dutch coat of arms with the denomination inscribed on it.  Collectors can also consider a 50 Peso Gold Coin from Mexico. These coins were issued by the Mexican government as a bullion coin denomination. As part of the celebration of Mexico's 100th anniversary of becoming independent of Spain, these coins were released for the first time in 1921. In addition, the auction features a pair of Gorham sterling silver candlesticks, eight inches tall, with fluted columns and square-weighted bases. Visit Bidsquare to view the Annual Spring Outdoor, Mid Century, and Contemporary Arts and Furnishings Sale and browse other online auctions.

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    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s American Antiques, Chinese, Continental, and Jewelry Spring Auction to Feature a Remarkable Archaistic Bronze Vessel.

    This fully provenanced rarity was once part of the Imperial Prince Kung Collection and has been in the same family for more than century. April 21, 2023 - Nadeau's Auction Gallery is excited to announce its May 6th, 2023 American Antiques, Chinese, Continental, and Jewelry Spring Auction. This vessel, along with the sale's other fine 630+ lots, can be previewed now at or live in the gallery at the company's Windsor, CT offices on Thursday, May 4th from 2:00PM - 6:30PM, Friday, May 5th from 12:00PM - 5:00PM, and Saturday, May 6th from 9:00AM - 10:00AM. Bidders who want participate in the sale remotely may do so via phone, absentee bids, or online through Invaluable, Bidsquare, or Liveauctioneers. Contact Nadeau's directly to submit bids in advance via absentee bidding. Spectacular examples of Asian art take several of the top lots slots in this outstanding sale.  The top lot in this sale is lot #115, a breathtaking, archaistic bronze vessel from the Chinese Imperial Prince Kung Collection. This oviform vessel is estimated at $100,000-200,000. It is exquisitely detailed from top to bottom. It features tapering sides rising from a flat foot to round shoulders, a contracted neck and flaring rim, and serrated, triangular Lappet bands bordering its shoulder and foot. Its body is decorated with a modified Leiwen ground stud with turquoise boss inlays and a rich patina. This Han type example is 7-1/2" tall, has a diameter of 11-1/2", and is attributed to a succeeding period. The beauty of this vessel is matched only by its history and thrilling provenance. It was owned by Prince Kung (Chinese, 1833–1898), an influential royal and statesman of the Manchu led Qing dynasty in China. It was sold at "The Prince Kung Collection” event held by the American Art Galleries auction house in New York on February 27th and 28th, 1913. It was lot #306 and realized $1,550. In 2023 dollars, this is equivalent to $47,257.15! The vessel was purchased through an agent named W.W. Seaman who was buying items on behalf of a private client. He would go on to purchase 66…

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    Annual New Year’s Day Sale by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Features 10.07-Carat Diamond Ring & Jessica Hayllar Artwork

    Jessica Hayllar (1858 - 1940), a British painter, was renowned for featuring interiors, leisurely domestic scenes, and flowers. Active in the late 19th and early 20th century, the artist was strongly influenced by her father, James Hayllar, who was a renowned painter himself. Her artworks captured meticulous details and portrayed human forms in a realistic manner. A painting titled Eastern Presents by Jessica Hayllar leads the upcoming Annual New Year’s Day Sale from Nadeau's Auction Gallery. This signed artwork from 1885 shows two women unboxing a linen tablecloth.  A 10.07-carat pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamond is another leading lot. This mega-sized diamond is GIA certified and set in a platinum ring. The diamond has Y-Z range color and VS1 clarity. The central diamond is flanked by tapered baguette diamonds. The auction also offers several notable watches from Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Cartier. Find the listed items and more online auctions on Bidsquare.

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    An Austro-Hungarian 100 Corona Coin and More at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

    A standard denomination of coinage in the Austro-Hungarian empire from 1892 to 1916 was the gold Corona. Though the most used was the 20 Corona coin, there was also a ten Corona coin and, briefly, a 100 Corona. The original 100 Corona gold coin was issued only in the early 20th century, beginning in 1908 to mark the 60th anniversary of Franz Joseph I as Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. There are two such gold Corona coins in the upcoming Custom Antique Furnishings and Decorative Accessories sale, presented by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery.  Other key lots include a pair of spinach jade covered vases, a large Chinese yellow silk Kang (warmed sleeping platform) cover, a Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set, and more. In addition, there are a few fine art lots, such as a still life with fruit and grapes by French artist Isabelle Gabrielle. Collectors can also consider trays full of costume jewelry, binders full of collector cards, jade items, assorted vases, furniture, a slot machine, and more. Visit Bidsquare to find the complete catalog and browse other online auctions. 

  • 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.

  • Auction Result, Press Release
    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 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…

  • Auction Result, Press Release
    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.