Nadeau’s Auction Gallery to Ring in The New Decade With Their Signature New Year’s Day Event On January 1, 2020 At Their Windsor, CT Headquarters.
This sale includes 660 extraordinary lots of jewelry, decorative arts, and paintings, many collected and curated especially for this highly anticipated, annual event.
Windsor, CT, December 18, 2019 – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, one of the largest and fastest growing auction houses in New England, is excited to announce their New Year’s Day sales event. This year’s offerings includes breathtaking rarities from estates across Connecticut, New York City, and Rhode Island, among others. All merchandise will be on display and available for preview at Nadeau’s gallery, located at 25 Meadow Road, Windsor, CT on Saturday, December 28th from noon – 3:00 pm; Monday, December 30th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Tuesday, December 31st from 10am – 6:00 pm; and Wednesday, January 1st from 9am – 10:30am or online anytime at Nadeau’s website, located at www.nadeausauction.com.
This important sale features wall-to-wall selections of 20th century fine art, with subjects ranging from traditional to contemporary. The top lot in the sale is #500, Cavalli in Riva al Mare (Horses by the Sea) , by Giorgio De Chirico (Italian, 1888 – 1978). It is estimated at $50,000-80,000. This signed, 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas captures a bare chested rider in a red hat upon one horse; another horse follows to his side. The painting is accompanied by a letter from the artist to William Wyler talking about Mr. Wyler purchasing this painting, along with another letter from Wyler.
Lot #250, a still life by Charles Ethan Porter (American, 1847 – 1923) is estimated at $15,000-25,000. This signed, oil on canvas work features a basket overflowing with apples, pears, and grapes, measures 20″ x 29″, and is handsomely housed in a gilt gold frame.
And lot #475, Ocean City Music Pier by Laurence A Campbell (American, b. 1939), is estimated at $6,000-12,000. This appealing oil on canvas beach scene includes sunbathers, umbrellas, and a boardwalk – all the trappings for a perfect summer day. It measures 16″ x 20″ and is signed by the artist.
Paintings with more interpretive themes are also well represented in this event. Lot #205A,
Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), is estimated at $40,000-60,000. This 1967 green, yellow, orange, and pink paper screen print of the legendary beauty queen measures 36″ x 36″, is signed on the back by the artist, and is numbered and stamped 137/250. Lot #400.
Wavy Brushstrokes by Sol LeWitt (American, 1928 – 2007), is estimated at $20,000-40,000. This eye-catching, stylized gouache on paper work measures 41-1/2″ x 8″ and is signed twice by the artist. The painting is accompanied by a 1996 receipt from LeWitt. And lot #200, Sibila by Bridget Tichenor (Mexican 1917 – 1990), is estimated at $5,000-10,000. This surreal painting from 1964 features a wide eyed face in a shell and a small snail in the background. It measures 8″ x 12″, is monogrammed on its lower right, and is from the estate of jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane (American, 1932-2017.)
Fine selections of men’s and women’s jewelry, watches, and precious metal accessories add a golden glow to this can’t miss event. Two breathtaking diamond rings are rock-solid winners in this key category. The first, lot #90, is a platinum ring set with a round, 3.83 carat center diamond which is flanked by two smaller round diamonds. It is color L, clarity VS1, and GIA certified #6207778430.
The second, lot #75, is a platinum ring set with a 3.52 carat center square fancy light yellow diamond. It is clarity SI1, and GIA certified #2205739048. This remarkable stone is bookended by two trapezoid diamonds totaling an additional 1.18 carats. These rings are estimated at $20,000-30,000 and $15,000-25,000 respectively.
Lot #61, a platinum bangle bracelet, set with fifty-eight European cut diamonds and black onyx, is estimated at $5,000-10,000. This jaw-dropping example is approximately 15 carats total, with its diamonds ranging from H to J in color and averaging SI in clarity.
And take a second to check out lot #104, a Rolex 18K gold GMT Master watch, estimated at $8,000-12,000. It is numbered 1675 1741309, weights 118.7 grams, and features a heavy, matching 18K gold band and light brown face and dial.
The exceptional furniture available through this sale is certain to catch the eye of collectors, interior designers, and museums nationwide. Many examples are from legacy manufacturers and highly sought after artisans. Lot #300, a Regency specimen marble occasional table – attributed to Gillows – is estimated at $6,000-12,000. This c. 1815 example is 29″ tall, with its top measuring 17-1/4″ x 25-1/2″. The table is inscribed A2417 under its drawer and bears the trade label of Stairs and Company. It is from a New York Sutton Place townhouse estate, name withheld by request.
And lot #160, a Charles Post custom mahogany Chippendale style lowboy, is estimated at $2,000-4,000. It is 31-3/4″ tall, with a 32″ case width, and a 19-1/2″ x 34″ top. It is marked made for Ida Becker Cion by Charles J. Post. This piece was previously sold by Nadeau’s in 1989 for $12,000 and is most recently from the estate of Hyla Berson of Bloomfield, CT.
This beautifully curated sale rounds out with outstanding selections of decorative arts, lamps and glass, silver, rugs, and other antiques that bridge conventional categories.
Lot #125, the bronze Crest of the Wave by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980), is estimated at $8,000-12,000. It depicts a beautiful, young, naked woman dancing on a stylized ocean wave. The sculpture is mounted on a granite base, signed and dated on the bottom, and has a total height of 21-1/4″.
Lot #130, a pair of Louis XIV gilt bronze chenets, is estimated at $2,000-4,000. These elaborate firedogs or andirons are decorated with dimensional, helmeted children riding mythical beasts, foo dogs, and masks. They measure 12″ x 9″ and fully provenanced. The pair have been show at international expositions, and are most recently from a 5th Avenue, New York estate.
And its lights out on this review with Lot #150, a 91″ tall Gino Sarfatti (Italian, 1912-1985) model 1034 floor lamp. This remarkable midcentury fixture is made from brass, has nine enameled aluminum shades, and rests on a white marble base. Its stem is impressed Arteluce, made in Italy. It is estimated at $8,000-12,000.
According to Eddie Nadeau, President of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, “The countdown is on to one of our most premier events of the year, our annual New Year’s Day sale. My team and I have spent the last year preparing for this signature auction, collecting only the finest, most interesting, and rarest temptations for this world-class sale. The fine and decorative arts offerings are simply outstanding. Our space feels more like a museum than an auction gallery these days. I can’t wait to see what the De Chirico and Warhol bring. Happy holidays, and happy bidding, everyone!”
Auction Provenance and Sources Include:
Property from the Credit Suisse Americana Collection, Ida Cion Estate 1989, sold Nadeau’s Auction Gallery 1989, Estate of Hyla Berson Bloomfield, CT, Estate of Deborah Black, Greenwich, CT, An Estate from 5th Avenue, New York, Estate from Sutton Place, N.Y. name withheld by request, Estate from Sutton Place townhouse N.Y. name withheld by request, The estate of Kenneth Jay Lane, The estate of Eileen Slocum located in the Harold Brown Villa in Newport, R.I
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] The facility is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm and Thursday from 8:00-6:30pm. For more information on this sale and Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, please see www.nadeausauction.com. If you can’t make the auction in person, bids for these extraordinary offerings can be placed online through LiveAuctioneers, Bidsquare, and Invaluable or by phone by arrangement. Please contact Nadeau’s directly if you wish to submit bids in advance via absentee bidding.
Edwin J. Nadeau, Jr., President
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery
860-246-2444 or [email protected]
|Lot||Item||Low Estimate||High Estimate|
|61||Platinum Bangle Style Bracelet, set with 58 diamonds||$5,000||$10,000|
|75||Platinum and Diamond Ring||$15,000||$25,000|
|90||Platinum and Diamond Ring||$20,000||$30,000|
|104||Rolex 18 Karat Gold GMT Master Watch||$8,000||$12,000|
|125||Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980), Crest of the Wave||$8,000||$12,000|
|130||Pair of Louis XIV Gilt Bronze Chenets||$2,000||$4,000|
|150||Gino Sarfatti (1912-1985) Arteluce Lamp, model 1034||$8,000||$12,000|
|160||Charles Post Custom Mahogany Chippendale Style Lowboy||$2,000||$4,000|
|200||Bridget Tichenor (1917 – 1990), Sibila||$5,000||$10,000|
|205||Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Marilyn Monroe||$40,000||$60,000|
|250||Charles Ethan Porter (1847 – 1923), still life||$15,000||$25,000|
|300||Regency Specimen Marble Occasional Table, attributed to Gillows||$6,000||$12,000|
|400||Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007), Wavy Brushstrokes||$20,000||$40,000|
|475||Laurence A Campbell (B 1939), Ocean City Music Pier||$6,000||$12,000|
|500||Giorgio De Chirico (1888 – 1978), Cavalli in Riva al Mare||$50,000||$80,000|
- Andy Warhol
- Cavalli in Riva al Mare
- Charles Ethan Porter
- Charles J. Post
- Deborah Black
- Eddie Nadeau
- Giogio de Chirico
- Hyla Berson Bloomfield
- Ida Becker Cion
- Laurence A Campbell
- Marilyn Monroe
- Bracelets & Bangles
- Bronzes & Busts
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Lamps, Lighting & Candlesticks
- Tables & Consoles
- Watches & Clocks