Chippendale chairs sell for $6,325 in antique auction

WINDSOR, Conn. — A pair of elegant mahogany Chippendale side chairs with shell carved back, pierced splats slip seats all set on cabriole legs with ball and claw feet, Massachusetts, circa 1760 were among the hundreds of items sold at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s annual American Antiques auction, held March 27.  The pair sold for $6,325.

Many of the coveted lots brought strong prices. Coveted jewelry lots include several Tiffany and Company pieces did very well, including a platinum and diamond bracelet bringing in $2,760, and a stunning antique choker set with turquoise and pearls sold for $3,565. All prices listed include the buyer’s premium.

Fresh-to-the-market merchandise included a German oval porcelain plaque with a hand painted partially clad woman in an original gilt frame with a Wagner signature, which brought $11,500.

A stunning Charles Ethan Porter still life oil on canvas painting of fruit sold for $13,800. A quaint primitive folk art oil on canvas portrait of a girl in a red dress, in the original gilt frame, marked on the rear “Henry Porter School Farmington, CT” sold for $4,888.

A Queen Anne tavern table with an oval top, scalloped apron, set on turned legs with pad feet went for $3,220. A Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius (1869-1959) etching titled “The Wanderer” surpassed estimates to $3,450. A lovely German porcelain plaque, featuring a scene of a young girl with an apple and cheese was presented in its original carved gilt Rococo frame brought in $3,738. A signed Hawks cut glass center bowl in an oval form with two large handles sold for $1,840.

 “We were very pleased with the turnout and happy with the results of the sale overall,” Heather Nadeau, Vice President had reported on the success of the auction.

Nadeau’s has two important auctions being held in the fall, featuring many fine art pieces to include a Hermann Herzog Florida scene and a George Sotter oil on canvas and they are also planning an important gun auction. Neadeau’s is currently accepting consignments for these auctions. They are located at 25 Meadow Rd., Windsor Conn., and can be reached at 860-246-2444, or ?

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