Vintage 1950s brass floor lamp by Gino Sarfatti (1912-1984) fetches $15,930 at Nadeau's on May 11 A vintage 1950s brass floor lamp designed by legendary Italian lighting designer Gino Sarfatti (1912-1984) sold for $15,930 at an auction held May 11 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, Conn.
on the outside, still fetched $1,452, while a clock made of a block and tackle with rope reached $545.
Two lots of Mid-Century Modern chairs rose to nearly identical prices. A pair of Yrjo Kukkapuro black leather lounge chairs with fiberglass bases made by Haimi in Finland went for $1,652, and an American Studio Craft Movement lounge chair (circa 1975) utilizing both solid and laminated bent-ply walnut having a contoured, single-piece seat and back garnered $1,694.
Turning to fine art, a 32 inch by 39 inch oil on canvas rendering of a hunting dog by Bernard de Claviere (Fr., b. 1943), signed lower left by the artist, changed hands for $1,534. De Claviere’s lavish oil paintings, almost all of horses and dogs, have earned him praise as “one of the leading animaliers of this century” by both the Wall Street Journal and Architectural Digest.
An oil on canvas by Australian artist Frederick Arthur Jessup (1920-2007), titled Fleurs de Plage, signed lower left and dated 1964, hammered for $1,089. Jessup was born in Victoria, Australia and studied at the East Sydney Technical College, as well as in Europe. He lived for some time in France and absorbed local influences that are reflected in his later works of art.
In other highlights from the sale, a vintage Seeburg jukebox in working condition with 79 rpm records and two separate speakers breezed to $1,416; a Marantz model 8B stereo tube amplifier with one foot missing from the back corner went to a determined bidder for $2,415; and a Marantz model 10B stereo tuner in playable shape with a teak case gaveled for $1,888.
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s next big auction will be held Saturday, June 8, also in the Windsor showroom, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sold will be American antiques, custom mahogany and Victorian furniture, Oriental rugs, silver, estate jewelry, paintings, decorative accessories and more. Previews will be held Friday from 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, auction day, from 9-10:30 a.m.
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, Inc., is a family owned and operated business and one of the largest and fastest-growing full-serviced auction galleries in New England. The firm began in 1985, when Edwin Nadeau, Jr., first opened his “barn doors” in Colchester, Conn. Nadeau’s is housed in two showrooms in Windsor – one is 12,000 square feet, the other 8,000 square feet.
Nadeau’s is always accepting quality consignments for its bigger sales, held throughout the year, and its general auctions, held every three weeks. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (860) 246-244, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, log on to www.NadeausAuction.com.