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

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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
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 sale.

* Lot #150, a diminutive mahogany Chippendale chest, was estimated at $10,000-20,000 and brought $25,200. This c.1780 example from Massachusetts measured 30″ tall and was detailed with a shaped top over a conforming block front, four graduated drawers, and cutout bracket feet with original brasses. It was from the estate of James Dana English of New Haven, CT and sold to benefit the New Haven Museum.

* Lot #250, a pair of distinctly designed walnut Chippendale side chairs, was estimated at $5,000-8,000 and sold for $10,000. They measured 40-3/4″ tall, with a seat height and width of 18″ and 20″ respectively. They are attributed to Nicolas Bernard, Philadelphia c. 1755-1765, and came from the estate of Cynthia B. Clifford.

* Lot #251, a Sheraton sewing stand, was estimated at $2,000-4,000 and made $6,600. It featured an inlaid top, turret corners, one drawer over a bag drawer, and fluted, turned legs.  The stand was constructed from mahogany, tiger maple, and rosewood and measured 29-1/2″ tall.

This sale’s paintings, prints, and fine art offerings caught the attention of enthusiasts worldwide.

* Lot #468, a portrait of a noblewoman in the manner of Jean de Court (French, 1530 – 1584) was estimated at $1,500-2,500 and sold for $15,600. This framed, unsigned oil on panel work measured 27″ x 19″.

* Lot #350, Prideaux John Selby’s (British, 1788- 1867) Hooded Crow from 1829, was estimated at $2,000-4,000 and made $7,800. This watercolor and gouache over graphite on paper work was titled and inscribed in pencil indistinctly on its lower right and had a sight size of 15-1/2″ x 16″.

* Lot #284, Currier and Ives’ Across the Continent, was estimated at $500-1,000 and landed at $7,500. This lithograph on paper had an image size of 17-1/2″ x 27-1/4″ and featured hand coloring and a printed title and credit line through its lower margin.

This sale closed the loop with finely curated selections of clocks, rugs, ephemera, and century spanning decorative arts.

* Lot #44, a pair of cylindrical polychromed Majolica vessels, was estimated at $300-500 and realized $12,500. Each measured 12-1/2″ tall and was decorated with figures and animals. One was inscribed Grana Solis; the other was inscribed Sy De Jvivbis Me.

* Lot #275, a David Longworth New York City map from 1817, was estimated at $2,000-4,000 and traded hands at $9,533. Titled Plan of New York in 1729 Surveyed by James Lyme, this map included surveying or zoning marks with family names and had a sight size of 19″ x 19″.

* Lot # 295, a George Marsh hollow column mahogany shelf clock, was estimated at $1,000-2,000 and rang up to $7,500. This handsome timepiece was decorated with a carved fruit basket, an eglomised glass door, and paw feet. It measured 37-1/4″ tall and was from the collection of  Thomas Bailey of Manchester, CT.

* Lot #456, a large Mahal carpet, was estimated at $600-1,200 and sold for $3,438. The name “Mahal” is derived from a village known as Mahallat in the Arak region of Iran; this is where this rug originated. This primarily red and blue example measured 11′ x 13′10″.

According to Eddie Nadeau, President of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, “We are delighted with the results of our mid-autumn sale. Again, our Asian selections proved to be the best in the business, with the top lots landing at multiple times their presale expectations. The large Chinese white and blue urn with dragon handles was the biggest surprise of all, trading hands at 25 times its high estimate! Our numbers across all categories strongly indicate that the demand for fine and rare antiques remains as solid as ever, even during this ongoing period of uncertainty. Our next sale, featuring ephemera, stamps, and coins, will be held on November 20th, 2021. Please check out the lots on offer at that this premier sale on our website at”

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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