Nearly 700 quality lots in many categories will come up for bid on New Year's Day at Nadeau's Jan. 1 A Patek Philippe minute repeater chronometer watch in an 18kt gold case and a pair of George III satinwood and tulipwood marquetry bookcase cabinets in two parts will be sold on New Year's Day, Jan. 1
News-Antique.com - Dec 15,2016 - WINDSOR, Conn. Ė A Patek Philippe minute repeater chronometer watch in an 18kt gold case, a pair of George III satinwood and tulipwood marquetry bookcase cabinets in two parts, an oil on canvas depiction of 43 prominent American businessmen by Thomas Prichard Rossiter (Am., 1818-1871), and a one-owner 1966 Thunderbird car will all come up for bid on New Yearís Day.
Theyíre just a few of the nearly 700 lots that will come under the gavel on Sunday, January 1st, at Nadeauís Auction Gallery, online and in the firmís gallery at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor. The annual New Yearís Day auction is typically one of the premier events on Nadeauís calendar, and this auction will be no exception. The action will get underway promptly at 11 am Eastern time.
Featured will be 150 lots of diamonds, jewelry and 33 watches, including 13 Rolex wristwatches, several Cartier, Baum & Mercier and Breitling; over 250 lots of fine art, paintings and prints; Margolis & Fineberg furniture; custom mahogany, Georgian and continental antiques; Oriental rugs and more, much of it pulled from prominent area homes, estates and collections. All of the lots may be viewed now, in color, on Nadeauís website, at www.NadeausAuction.com.
Some items in the sale are from the huge, 3,500-piece Americana collection of the banking giant Credit Suisse, featuring large framed portraits, maps and more. The Thomas Prichard Rossiter painting, for example, comes from the Credit Suisse collection. In Nov. of 2015, Nadeauís sold Part 1 of the collection. Additional parts were sold throughout 2016.
The New Yearís Day auction will have a wide-ranging mix of merchandise, everything from a 19th century Serapi Oriental carpet measuring 10 feet 4 inches by 12 feet 6 inches (est. $25,000-$35,000) to a Yamaha C7 piano with disklavier control in a black lacquered case (est. $8,000-$12,000) to a Handel Peter Broggi Birds of Paradise table lamp, reverse painted with brightly colored exotic birds amongst blossoming colored flowers and foliage (est. $5,000-$10,000).
The Patek Philippe minute repeater chronometer in an 18kt gold closed face case features a dial with two stopwatch hands, plus a second hand dial marked Patek Philippe & Co. (Geneva). Itís expected to sell for $15,000-$20,000. Also offered will be a Rolex stainless steel wristwatch, GMT model 1675, with the original box and papers. It should knock down for $3,000-$4,000.
The 1966 T-Bird is a Survivor car, one owner, with the original honey dew yellow paint and just 51,569 miles on the odometer. All numbers match on the 8-cylinder car with air conditioning. Itís expected to speed off for $12.000-$18,000. The pair of George III satinwood and tulipwood marquetry bookcase cabinets, in two parts, was possibly made by Gillows, circa 1790, and each one is impressive at 92 inches tall by 45 inches wide. The pair should garner $15,000-$25,000.
The group portrait oil on canvas by Thomas Prichard Rossiter was a study for the original Representative Merchants of America painted in 1857 for the Chamber of Commerce that today hangs in