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Emile Jacques Ruhlmann sideboard, est. $50,000-$100,000

Ruhlmann sideboard could sell for $100K at Nadeau’s Jan. 1 sale

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann sideboard, est. $50,000-$100,000
Emile Jacques Ruhlmann sideboard, est. $50,000-$100,000

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.

Platinum and diamond link bracelet, est. $10,000-$20,000
Platinum and diamond link bracelet, est. $10,000-$20,000

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.

Barry Kieselstein-Cord 18K gold link necklace, est. $7,000-$10,000
Barry Kieselstein-Cord 18K gold link necklace, est. $7,000-$10,000

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.

Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum sterling silver tea and coffee set, est. $20,000-$30,000
Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum sterling silver tea and coffee set, est. $20,000-$30,000

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.

Gianmaria Buccellati silver center bowl, est. $5,000-$10,000
Gianmaria Buccellati silver center bowl, est. $5,000-$10,000

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.

Raoul Dufy, ‘Araut La Course: Epsom,’ est. $100,000-$200,000
Raoul Dufy, ‘Araut La Course: Epsom,’ est. $100,000-$200,000

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.

Jane Peterson, ‘Road to Rocky Neck, East Gloucester,’ est. $40,000-$80,000
Jane Peterson, ‘Road to Rocky Neck, East Gloucester,’ est. $40,000-$80,000

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.

John Singer Sargent full length portrait, est. $40,000-$80,000
John Singer Sargent full length portrait, est. $40,000-$80,000

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.

Philip and Kelvin Laverne round Etruscan dining table, est. $6,000-$10,000
Philip and Kelvin Laverne round Etruscan dining table, est. $6,000-$10,000

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.

Cornelis Zitman bronze sculpture, est. $10,000-$20,000
Cornelis Zitman bronze sculpture, est. $10,000-$20,000

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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