August 1st, 2022, Auction starting at 5:30 p.m.

The majority of this upcoming August sale comes from two Connecticut estates. The New Haven home belonged to a dedicated collector with an impressive assortment of quilts assembled over decades, they will be offered in Winter Associates’ next few auctions. The group being introduced in this sale is sixteen quilts, the quilts are in fine condition with most dating from the early to mid-19th C. One particularly interesting piece is a red and white work with a hand-drawn church in the center block inscribed “N. E. Church, Hyde Park, Mass., dedicated November 9th, 1874”, and it is further inscribed with over 1,200 signatures assumed to be those of the parishioners. Such quilts, also known as album quilts, were often given as gifts to an individual in the community who was moving away. There are many other fine pieced and applique examples with early prints, dyes and designs, etc.

Also from this estate are a variety of 19th C. boxes, many with intricate inlay and fine finishes. An early 19th C. English Regency table top cabinet, has a gothic arch peaked case with original paint and it is further decorated with penwork of landscape scenes, oak leaves and other floral and vine motifs, pagodas, etc., inscribed "Melbrook/ [S. S.] / 1822", and "Pagodas at Mahabalipuram". Chinoiserie and neo-classical motifs often appear in penwork, it was a skill done by ladies at home as well as by professional artists and was popular in England and Scotland from about 1780 to 1850. This cabinet measures 19" h. x 14 1/2" w. 7" d. and the collector’s handwritten note stated it was purchased from a Boston dealer.

From the Canton estate, an over 6000 square foot home, comes a number of high quality American case pieces including an 18th C. chest on chest made in Connecticut, two handsome oxbow chests displayed as a close pair in the entry hall of this home, but that on close inspection reveal the slightly smaller was made in Massachusetts c. 1775, and the larger, with a distinct "quadrant” foot was made in Connecticut c. 1780. Also from this estate are two tall clocks, the signed “M. Myles- Paisley” on dial with an unusual case, the other an unsigned late 18th C. American piece. This collector also loved metal ware and an interesting assortment of brass and copper will be in the sale including early candlesticks, tobacco boxes, etc.

A variety of other Americana including scrimshaw, weathervanes, portraits, landscapes, as well as handsome Oriental rugs from the large Canton home, silver and jewelry will be featured.

This sale will be live at the Plainville CT gallery starting at 5:30pm on August 1st. Winter Associates’ auction catalog is available online at as of Friday, July 22nd. Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Previews are Friday, July 29th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 31st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and on Monday, August 1st from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Previewers are welcome at other times, please call to schedule an appointment. (860) 793-0288.

Absentee bids can be submitted prior to the sale and bidders are welcome to actively bid during the sale online or by phone bid. Pickup will be by appointment only, please call the office and we will do our best to accommodate you.