Purchase Story

"Lollipop Tree" Brings $1.08 Million

On January 1 Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, Connecticut, sold Lollipop Tree, an oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) for $1,080,000 (includes buyer’s premium), well above the $400,000/800,000 estimate. The painting, 13" x 10¼", is signed and dated 1969 in pencil and has a 1970 Allan Stone Galleries, New York City, label on the reverse.

Oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920), Lollipop Tree, 1969, 13" x 10¼", signed and dated, $1,080,000.

The sale grossed $3.1 million, a new record for Nadeau. “This was far and away the largest and the strongest sale in our company’s history,” said Ed Nadeau. “Breaking the $3 million barrier was a first for us, and we saw strong results across all categories, even to include furniture, which has been quite soft for the past few years.”

Renaissance Revival walnut, burl walnut, and ebonized wood cabinet with mirrored etched doors, 9'3½" wide, $46,800.

Renaissance Revival walnut, burl walnut, and ebonized wood cabinet with mirrored etched doors, 9'3½" wide, $46,800.

Victorian furnishings from the estate of Frank Perotti Jr. were led by a pair of Renaissance Revival walnut and burl walnut cabinets, 75" tall, with pierce-carved tops and a bronze panel over a shaped marble countertop over a center female figure flanked by two carved doors and carved columns supported by winged griffins set on a plain base. The pair of cabinets sold for $39,000. A Renaissance Revival walnut, burl walnut, and ebonized wood cabinet with mirrored etched doors, 9'3½" wide, sold for $46,800.

For more information, contact Nadeau’s at (860) 246-2444, e-mail <>, or check the website (www.NadeausAuction.com).


Originally published in the February 2018 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2018 Maine Antique Digest

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