SOLD! Fine, decorative arts at New Year's Day Auction

Nadeau's Auction Gallery's annual New Year's Day fine and decorative arts auction broke seven figures when it achieved more than $2.35 million in sales.
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WINDSOR, Ct. — Nadeau's Auction Gallery's annual New Year's Day event in Windsor, Connecticut, once again broke seven figures when it achieved more than $2.35 million in sales. The fine and decorative arts auction presented over 700 lots of museum-quality paintings, furniture, decorative arts, and jewelry and delighted bidders with surprises and some bargains.

Fine art at auction

F Barraud (1856-1924) His Master’s Voice, $59,375

F Barraud (1856-1924) His Master’s Voice, $59,375. Courtesy of Nadeau's

Fine art from noted artists, and those portraying international icons, were many of the top lots in the sale. Lot #667, Francis Barraud's (1856-1924) oil on canvas His Master's Voice took best of show, selling for $59,375 on its $3,000-5,000 estimate. This Edison phonograph painting, originally titled Dog Looking and Listening to a Phonograph," was discovered in a Long Island estate.

Lot #450, Louis Comfort Tiffany's (1848-1933) orientalist Woman Reading by Adobe House was estimated $10,000-15,000 and made $20,400. And lot #576, Julian Falat's (1853-1929) oil on canvas, Winter Landscape with River and Moose more than tripled its low estimate, selling at $17,080.

Fine furniture at auction

In the furniture offerings of the fine and decorative arts auction: Lot #330, a signed Philip and Kelvin LaVerne "Chan Li" cabinet sold for $37,200. This masterpiece was decorated with patinated bronze, acid etched pewter, and an enameled Asian illustration of people enjoying the outdoors.

Boulle marble top writing table, $27,450

Boulle marble top writing table, $27,450

Lot #684, a classical French Empire style writing table more than doubled its high estimate to make $14,400.

And two Boulle lots from the estate of Kenneth Jay Lane far surpassed their pre-auction estimates. The first was lot #549, a desk with a rectangular top and brass ball feet. It realized $27,000 on its $3,000-5,000 estimate.

And the second was lot #548, a marble top writing table with one drawer and scrolled square legs. It sold for an astonishing $27,450 on its $500-$1,000 estimate.

All lots sold during Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s New Year’s Day Auction in Windsor, Connecticut. All images courtesy of Nadeau’s, www.nadeausauction.com.

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