Nadeau's Auction Gallery rings in the New Year with a hugely successful $1.3 million auction, Jan 1 A platinum 3-stone diamond ring set with three emerald-cut diamonds realized $37,200 and a Patek Philippe minute repeater chronometer watch in an 18kt gold case brought $32,500 at a Jan. 1 auction.
A Meissen “Earth” ewer from the Four Elements series, showing the blue crossed swords mark as well as a few minor imperfections, 26 inches tall, finished at $18,000; while a sterling silver Tiffany two-handled tray in the St. Dunstan pattern, monogrammed in the middle, made $5,400.
Spectacular lamps illuminated the room, led by a unique art leaded glass floor lamp having a large multi-colored peony shade, and a five-socket cluster with goose-neck arms, that realized $15,600. Tops among the Handel lamps was a reverse-painted Peter Broggi Birds of Paradise table lamp, with brightly colored exotic birds, flowers and foliage that climbed to $9,900.
Other noteworthy Handel lamps included a blue pheasant reverse-painted table lamp showing colorful exotic pheasant flying above rich, colorful flowers and foliage against a bright blue background ($8,750); and a 65-inch-tall floor lamp with pine woods sunset shade, patinated bronze and a painted slag glass shade with metal overlay pine forest painted highlights ($8,125).
Two lots from Joseph Dufour et Cie, the French painted wallpaper and fabrics manufacturer founded in 1797, both did well. One was a set of papier paint panels, set on six large folding screens showing an Algerian garden scene with pines, mosque, muses and fishermen ($13,200).
The other was a pair of Algerian watercolor over etched line artworks done in the French School style, titled City with Mosque on River’s Edge and Leaving the Mosque. Made circa 1825 and each one measuring 22 inches by 30 inches, the pieces were sold as one lot and rose to $16,800.
Moving to English furniture, a pair of George III satinwood and tulipwood marquetry bookcase cabinets in two parts, possibly by Gillows (circa 1790), 92 inches tall, went for $18,000; while a George IV parquetry inlaid faux specimen wood and rosewood games table with inset leather and two different crests and coronets, attributed to Gillows (circa 1825) breezed to $15,000. The best bargains of the day were some of the Margolis furniture.
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s next big event will be held later this month, when a sale dedicated to custom mahogany, antiques, contemporary and décor will be held on Saturday, January 21st, also online and in the Windsor gallery, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Previews will be on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 1-6:30 pm; Friday, Jan. 20, from noon-4 pm; and Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9-10 am.
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery is currently accepting items for its upcoming American Antique & Asian Auction, which is tentatively planned for late March 2017. Watch the website for details.
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery is always accepting quality consignments for its sales, held throughout the year, and its general auctions, held every four weeks. To consign an item or a collection, you may call them at (860) 246-2444, or you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Nadeau’s upcoming Jan. 21st auction, please visit www.NadeausAuction.com.