Herzog painting realizes $80,500 at Nadeau's, Oct. 11 An oil on canvas painting of a Florida landscape with figures, by German-born American painteer Hermann Herzog, sold for $80,500 at a multi-estate sale held October 11 by Nadeau's in Windsor, Conn.
oil on canvas painting by Sergius Pauser (Vienna, 1869-1970), titled Bouquet of Flowers in a Pitcher, signed lower right, soared to $10,350.
Continuing in the category, an oil on canvas winter landscape by Arthur Meltzer (American, 1893-1989), titled Farm Hill and signed lower left, topped out at $32,220; an oil on canvas work by Felix Schlesigner (1833-1910), titled Ready for Dinner, made $11,500; and a mountainous landscape by Anton Hans Karlinsky (Austrian, 1872-1945), titled Town on Water's Edge, commanded $8,050.
Returning to period furniture, a Chippendale mahogany library armchair, with a squared upholstered back and open arms resting on Marlborough legs with stretcher base, climbed to $10,350; a Sheraton tiger maple drop-leaf table on six turned legs, in old finish, achieved $6,037; and a nice Chippendale cherry chest-on-chest, with deutil molded cornice and ogee molded feet, hit $6,325.
A primitive Queen Anne mirror with arched crest topped out at $8,050; a William and Mary Kas pair of paneled cabinet doors and drawers, with deeply molded cornice and resting on turned-ball feet, chalked up $6,325; and an English Victorian silver five-piece tea set with elaborate figural peasant scenes at a tavern (and bearing the hallmark of Charles Stuart Harvis, London, 1873) realized $11,500.
Two clocks are worthy of mention. A cherry tall case clock with a carved fretwork top over a tombstone door over a long door, all set on ogee bracket feet with a calendar and second hand, a dial of painted porcelain, with brass works, chimed on time for $4,887; and a Japaned chime clock, marked “Baker, London” and with silver dial and spandrels and a small ogee bracket base, gaveled for $3,162.
Rounding out the top lots, a Middle Eastern hinge-covered brass pen box, rectangular in form and with circular panel designs (circa 18th/19th century) rose to $3,162; a Mason factory primitive duck decoy, premier grade, with canvas back (circa 1905) brought $1,380; and eleven boxes of leather-bound books, many in small pairs/sets/groups, and mostly in excellent condition, gaveled for $1,265.
Nadeau's Auction Gallery, Inc., is a family owned and operated business and one of the largest and fastest-growing full-service auction galleries in New England. Nadeau's began in 1985, when Edwin Nadeau, Jr., first opened his “barn doors” in Colchester, Conn. Since 1998, the firm has been housed in a fully renovated, 12,000-square-foot showroom facility in Windsor, just outside Hartford.
Nadeau's has estate auctions planned for Oct. 25, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6, plus it will conduct its important annual New Year's Day auction, featuring Margolis, Fineberg, custom mahogany, silver, decorative arts, paintings and high-end jewelry. Nadeau's is accepting quality consignments for these and all future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them directly, at (860) 246-2444. Or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Nadeau's Auction Gallery and its calendar of upcoming auctions, visit them online, at www.nadeausauction.com.