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

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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
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 grouping includes a tilting hot water pot, coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl, creamer, waste bowl, and a two handled tray measuring 28 inches. The total weight of the lot is 445 troy ounces.

* Lot #218, a Gianmaria Buccellati silver center bowl sitting on a footed glass tray, is estimated at $5,000-10,000. It is in the form of a woven circular basket inset within a wreath of fruits including pears, strawberries, apples, grapes, pomegranate, figs, and lemons. This well rendered centerpiece measures 17 inches in diameter, is marked Gian Maria Buccellati Italy, and weighs a total of 59.7 troy ounces.

* Lot #255, a 202 piece Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set in the Hampton pattern, is estimated at $5,000-10,000. This collection includes 12 dinner knives, 16 meat knives, 2 serving spoons, 2 serving forks, 1 ladle, 2 salt and pepper shakers, 2 salts with cobalt inserts, 1 fish server, 3 pie/cake servers, 12 butter knives, 16 dinner forks, 14 soup spoons, 16 iced tea spoons, 24 demitasse spoons, 24 teaspoons, 7 tablespoons, 12 salad forks, 17 dessert forks, 12 fish forks, 1 sugar spoon, 1 sugar tong, 4 salt spoons, and 1 master salt spoon.

This sale offers strong selections of fine art and paintings by several important 19th and 20th century artists.

* Lot #350, Raoul Dufy’s (French, 1877 – 1953), Araut La Course: Epsom, is estimated at $100,000-200,000. This watercolor and gouache on paper work is signed and titled by the artist, and features the inscription “Mr. Furse 925 Park 7C” on its cardboard backing paper. It measures 19-7/16″ x 26-1/16″ and retains its provenance label from the Perls Galleries.

* Lot #300, Jane Peterson’s (American, 1876 – 1965), Road to Rocky Neck, East Gloucester, is estimated at $40,000-80,000. This signed and provenanced 40″ x 30″ oil on canvas work shows a country road with Gloucester Harbor in the background.

* Lot #370, a signed, three-dimensional work by artists Christo & Jeanne-Claude (1935 – 2020) titled Package on Carozza, Project for A Chile Berdinger, Taranto, Italy, is estimated at $40,000-80,000. It is dated 1971, rendered in pencil, cloth, and string, measures 22-1/4 x 28- 1/4 inches, and is mounted in a plexiglass box. It is from the estate of Alexis Gregory and being sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation.

* Lot #320, John Singer Sargent’s (American, 1856 – 1925), full length portrait of a woman in a long flowing black and red dress, is estimated at $40,000-80,000. This oil on canvas work measures 36-1/4 x 24 inches, is relined, and signed by the artist on its upper right.

* Lot #353, Maurice Utrillo’s (French, 1883 – 1955), Le Lapin Agile Sous La Neige Montmartre is estimated at $25,000-35,000. This gouache winter landscape measures 9-3/4 x 12-5/8 inches overall, is signed and dated Maurice Utrillo V. 1938 on its lower right, and is titled on its lower left. The work retains its gallery stamp in its lower left comer and is accompanied by its original 1946 M. Knoedler and Company gallery receipt. This extraordinary example has provenance to Robert Ludlow Fowler and Charlotte Cram Fowler to Charlotte Pamela Fowler Furse.

The exceptional furnishing and rugs available through this sale are certain to catch the eye of enthusiasts worldwide.

* Lot #600, a sideboard by Emile Jacques Ruhlmann (French, 1879 – 1933), is estimated at $50,000-100,000. This signed masterpiece measures 42″ x  67″ x 21″ and is detailed with doors opening to a shelved interior and a brown marble fitted top on a gilt bronze pedestal base. It is model #2135, number 2, and was made in November, 1930. This sideboard retains its original R.J. Ruhlmann receipt.

* Lot #527, a handsome Serapi Oriental carpet, is estimated at $4,000-8,000. It measures 10′ 4″ x 13′ 2″ and comes directly from a private New York City collection. Serapi rugs are noted for their finer knotting and large-scale, spaciously placed patterns.

* Lot #602, a Philip & Kelvin Laverne round “Etruscan” dining table, is estimated at $6,000-10,000. This stunning example is signed and measures 30-3/4″ tall and 47-1/2″ in diameter. It constructed from acid etched and patinated brass over pewter and wood and rests on a pedestal base.

This signature sale rounds out with outstanding selections of decorative and ethnic arts, including a number of museum quality bronzes.

* Lot #675, a turn of last century ceremonial New Ireland mask from Papua New Guinea, is estimated at $10,000-20,000.  It measures 30-1/2″ including its stand. The work retains its original paint and hair and features jumping fish on top and black snakes circling the face. Before WWI,  these masks fascinated avant-garde artists and intellectuals. After 1918, the Surrealists in France were instrumental in including several of them in important shows.

* Lot #424, a near pair of Directoire ormolu and patinated bronze candelabras, is estimated at $3,000-5,000. They measure 17-1/2 tall; each is modeled as Blackamoor holding two torches with dished gadrooned drip pans and cup shaped nozzles. The figures stand upon stepped bases finished with paw feet.

* Lot #550, a sculpture with four bronze figures with bicycles on a rectangular base by Cornelis Zitman (Dutch, 1926 – 2016), is estimated at $10,000-20,000. The work is signed, measures 9″ x  18-1/2″, and is numbered /6 CZ 68′ on its front right corner.

According to Eddie Nadeau, President of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, “Our annual New Year’s Day Auction is our signature sale of the year, and we’ve worked nonstop for months to gather the best  merchandise for this can’t miss event. The array of fine paintings on offer through this sale is simply astonishing – and their artists read like a “who’s who” in the fine art world. And many of our fine jewelry selections are worthy of a Hollywood red carpet appearance. I would not be surprised if this sale ends up being one for the record books! Good luck to all our bidders!”

Auction Provenance and Sources:

This sale features merchandise from several fine estates. These include the Dana English collection; the collection of Anton Peek; the collection of Louis Edmund Zacher, the former President of Travelers (1929 – 1945); Waterfront Estate from Stamford, CT; property from the estate of Alexis Gregory of New York; a private New York City collection; materials from Robert Ludlow Fowler and Charlotte Cram Fowler to Charlotte Pamela Fowler Furse; and a collection from Thomas Bailey of Manchester, CT.

About Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Inc.: 

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery is a full-service auction house providing a complete range of estate offerings, nonprofit deaccession management, and fine art and personal property appraisals. The company presents about a dozen premier sales annually, with a focus on art, furniture, accessories, and important antiques.  A second-generation family company, Nadeau’s enjoys a well-deserved reputation for outstanding merchandise, top-tier personalized service, and helping sellers realize the realize the maximum value for their collections.  The company has been in business since 1985 – with the family start in the antique business in 1945 – and today is one of the largest and fastest growing auction houses in New England. Its state of the art auction facility is conveniently located right off Route 91 and easily accessible from all points in the mid-Atlantic and northeast. 

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery is located 25 Meadow Road, Windsor, CT 06095 and can be reached by telephone at 860-246-2444, fax at 860-524-8735, or email at [email protected].  For more information on this sale and Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, please see   

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Edwin J. Nadeau, III, President 

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

860-246-2444 or [email protected]

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