Nadeau’s Auction Gallery To Hold Their Annual Fall Americana, Folk Art, Chinese & Fine Art Auction on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Windsor, CT, – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, one of the largest and fastest growing auction houses in New England, is excited to announce this signature sales event to take place on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 beginning at 10am EST at the company’s gallery. All items from the sale will be on display and available for in-person preview on October 21st from 12:00-4:00pm, October 22nd from 12:00-6:30pm, October 23rd from 12:00-5:00pm and October 24th from 9:00-10:00am or online anytime at Nadeau’s website, located at www.nadeausauction.com. For bidders who wish to participate in the sale remotely, they may do so via phone, absentee bids, or online through Invaluable, Bidsquare, or Liveauctioneers.

Please note: Nadeau’s is most concerned with safety during the current public health crisis, and is in full compliance with COVID-19 state guidelines. Client capacity is capped at 50% during sales and gallery seating is spaced six feet between chairs. Surfaces are wiped down multiple times a day, staff wears masks and practices social distancing, and restrooms have touchless dispensers. Customers are asked to supply their own protective gear, and, if possible, not to bring children to the gallery.

Examples of museum-quality fine art take several of the top lot slots in this sale, including paintings with extraordinary provenance from important 19th century artists.

• Lot #104, an oil on canvas portrait of William Thompson Lusk by Jonathan Eastman Johnson (American, 182- 1906), is estimated at $1,500-$2,500. Johnson was a co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. This handsome work is signed and dated on the lower right. Willian Thompson Lusk was a Fellow at The New York Academy of Medicine in 1871; he is best known for his classic work The Science and Art of Midwifery which first appeared in 1882. This painting was deaccessioned from the New York Academy of Medicine. This is one example of the extensive collection.

• Lot #300, an oil on canvas still life with a bowl of fruit from Mary Jane Peal (American, 1827-1902), is estimated at $15,000-$25,000. Today, Peal’s work is displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This award-winning still life was exhibited at Schwarz, Philadelphia; Victor Spark, New York; and William J. Poplack, Birmingham, Michigan and was sold at Christies, New York on 11/29/2007 for $39,400.

Breathtaking antiques and decorative items of all sorts – including outstanding Asian porcelain, jade, and cloisonne objets d’art – are well represented in this sale.

• Lot #200, a Rogers Staffordshire covered soup tureen decorated with a rendering of the Boston State House, is estimated at $3,000-6,000. This blue and white example, one of two extant, is in excellent condition, has a total width of 17-1/2″ inches, and is marked Rogers. It was purchased by Paul Richards for $32,000 at the David and Linda Arman Auction and has provenance to the Lance and Irma Keller Collection of Bloomfield, CT.

• Lot #325, a blue and white Chinese porcelain vase measuring 18-1/4″ tall, is estimated at $1,000-2,000. This stunning example is detailed with a painted landscape and courtyard scene.

• Lot #450, a diminutive oak box with a hinged lid, attributed to legendary furniture maker and carver Thomas Dennis (1670 – 1700) of Ipswich, MA, is estimated at $8,000-12,000. This miniature masterpiece is decorated with “s” scrolls and measures 5-1/8″ x 13-1/2″ x 7-5/8. It has provenance to The Vincent Family Collection of Fairfield, CT.

• Lot #400, a deer carousel figure with original paint, authentic antlers, and glass eyes, is estimated at $10,000-$20,000. This important carnival relic is attributed to German/American carousel entrepreneur Gustave Dentzel (1846-1909) and measures 68″ x 60″.

And two absolutely dream automobiles put this important mid-autumn sale into fifth gear.

• Lot #1, a one owner, 1957 Ford Thunderbird T-Bird with its original bill of sale,
completely restored and original engine rebuilt, window sticker, and all service records, is estimated at $30,000-50,000. This remarkable time-capsule vehicle is Colonial white and features a convertible hard top, red interior, power windows, and 102,000 miles on its odometer.

• Lot #2, a one owner, 1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SL convertible with 71,500 original miles, is estimated at $40,000-60,000. This handsome, shiny silver car has a hard and convertible top and its original wood carved dashboard. It is accompanied by its original registration and service records, books, and Mercedes tool kit in its leather case. It has been completely and professionally restored, including its original motor; its interior has been redone and repainted.

According to Ed Nadeau, President of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, “Our October sale offers outstanding selections of some of our most eye-catching merchandise in memory. We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers premier artwork, paintings, furniture, and decorative and functional items from several new to the market estates from the CT, NY, and NJ areas. And who wouldn’t enjoy a New England road trip leaf-peeping in the amazing vintage T-Bird or Mercedes convertible on offer! My staff and I have worked tirelessly to make sure our gallery is safe and following all precautionary public health guidelines during this COVID crisis. Please stop by to preview these temptations and bid in person if you can. All we ask is that you bring your own mask on any visit. We hope to see you soon!”

About Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Inc.:
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery is a full-service auction house providing a full 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 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 at 25 Meadow Road, Windsor, CT 06095 – right off Route 91 – and is easily accessible from all points in the mid-Atlantic and northeast.

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery 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 www.nadeausauction.com

Lot #300, Mary Jane Peal’s still life, estimated at $15,000 – $25,000.

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