9 Audubon prints, the Shah Nemeh, Cortes oil painting will headine Nadeau's New Year's Day Auction Nine large James J. Audubon bird prints from the 1820s and ‘30s and a 1620 manuscript of the Persian Shah Nemeh (or Book of Kings) are just a few items slated to be auctioned Wednesday, Jan. 1st.
20th century. Included will be the collected works of Mark Twain, published in 1897 and signed by Twain, a 1640 copy of The Penitent Pardoned, Prodigal Son, by Goodman (MDC LXXIX), plus the aforementioned Shah Nemeh manuscript.
Also to be sold are music boxes (a Louis XV-style cylinder on stand, two disc music boxes and a Regina music box with stand), two baby grand pianos (one Steinway and one Mason & Hamlin), and Oriental rugs and carpets, to include a Charles X Aubusson, Bidjars, Heriz, Sarouks, Laver Kirman (12 feet by 15 feet, late 19th century), Chinese, and some scatter rugs.
The previews will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 30, from noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 9-11 a.m.; or by appointment. Terms are cash or known check. Out of state buyers must establish credit 72 hours prior to sale. A 17 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases (this includes a 3 percent discount for cash or check). Parking will be free.
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. For the last 15 ½ years, Nadeau’s has been housed in two galleries totaling 20,000 square feet in Windsor, outside of Hartford.
Nadeau’s is always accepting quality consignments for its bigger sales, held throughout the year, and its general auctions, held every four 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 the New Year’s Day Auction, log on to www.NadeausAuction.com.