WINDSOR, Conn. – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery is excited to announce its annual New Year’s Day sales event starting at 10am Eastern time. The 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. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The jewelry selection in the January 1 auction includes a platinum and diamond link bracelet, estimated at $10,000-$20,000. The piece itself weighs approximately 39.10 dwt in total, features 302 diamonds, and 21.5 carats in stones.
Equally compelling is an 18K gold link necklace by jeweler Barry Kieselstein-Cord, estimated at $7,000-$10,000, and also an Art Deco platinum diamond and sapphire bracelet, estimated at $2,500-$4,000.
Included in the auction lineup is a strong selection of silver service and decorative items from the world’s most collected and respected brands, led by a Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum sterling silver seven piece tea and coffee set, 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 28in. The total weight of the lot is 445 troy ounces.
Another alluring silver piece on offer is a Gianmaria Buccellati silver center bowl, estimated at $5,000-$10,000. The bowl takes the form of a woven circular basket inset within a wreath of fruits including pears, strawberries, apples, grapes, pomegranate, figs and lemons. It weighs a total of 59.7 troy ounces.
Fine art and paintings by several important 19th and 20th century artists are also included. A standout is Raoul Dufy’s (French, 1877 – 1953), Araut La Course: Epsom, 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.
Eminently worthy of mention is Jane Peterson’s (American, 1876 – 1965) Road to Rocky Neck, East Gloucester, estimated at $40,000-$80,000. This signed oil on canvas shows a country road with Gloucester Harbor in the background.
A third striking piece is John Singer Sargent’s (American, 1856 – 1925) full length portrait of a woman in a long flowing black and red dress, estimated at $40,000-$80,000. The oil on canvas work is relined and signed by the artist on its upper right.
Exceptional furnishings available through this sale include a sideboard by Emile Jacques Ruhlmann (French, 1879 – 1933), estimated at $50,000-$100,000. This signed masterpiece 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.
Also of note is a Philip and Kelvin Laverne round Etruscan dining table, estimated at $6,000-$10,000. This stunning example is signed, constructed from acid etched and patinated brass over pewter and wood, and rests on a pedestal base.
The January 1 auction rounds out with decorative and ethnic arts choices, including a number of museum-quality bronzes. Chief among this last group is a Cornelis Zitman (Dutch, 1926 – 2016) sculpture with four bronze figures with bicycles on a rectangular base, estimated at $10,000-$20,000. The work is signed and numbered ‘/6 CZ 68’ on its front right corner.
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