August 29th, 2022, Auction starting at 5:30 p.m.

From estates and private homes in Mystic, Guilford, Canton, and New Haven, Connecticut, a wide variety of Americana and other items will be auctioned including part two of a substantial quilt collection, 5 weathervanes, paintings, books, stamps, ephemera, silver, art glass, Asian and patio furnishings, as well as Oriental carpets.


The Guilford home contributes two of the weathervanes to this sale, an impressive copper gamecock with lovely patina, and the iconic “Black Hawk” running horse design based upon an actual famous Morgan driving horse (b.1833–d. 1856) who was known for his long driving range and sired over 1,772 foals. His image was reproduced in a series of lithographs in the 19th C. Also from this home with a taste for early American furnishings is an oil on canvas naïve landscape featuring Native American Indians, as well as a series of 19th C. oils in ornate gilded frames by Henry H. Parker, George F. Higgins, Robert Gallon, Olaf Langer and others. Their antiques blended nicely with D. R. Dimes figured maple chairs and table, as well as fine reproductions also included on the 29th.


From an impressive home and part of an ongoing offering of quilts from a New Haven estate is a fine album quilt circa 1840. Over twenty quilts from this estate will going across the block at the end of August, the first selection from this estate was offered on August 1st. The album quilt has unusually long inscriptions on the front and a label with a family record inscribed in ink on the reverse stating one of the blocks was provided by the maker’s grandmother Anne Atkinson born before the Revolutionary War in 1756, and died in 1842, a year after the quilt was finished. Early carved, painted and some Chinese lacquered boxes including sewing boxes, lap desks, etc. are from another extensive collection from this estate. Discovered in their voluminous library an 18th C. book of nine bound pamphlets by John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, as well as a signed first edition by T. S. Eliot, and first edition by Ezra Pound and others.


18th American furniture including many pieces from Pennsylvania have been sent to auction from an estate in Canton that had a handsome 6,000 plus square foot home. It includes a Pennsylvania secretary c. 1780, and a Pennsylvania hutch c. 1790, as well as a Philadelphia tall clock, probably done by John Wood Jr. circa 1785. These pieces are in addition to an early slant lid desk, blanket chest, and chest of drawers, as well as a Sheraton two-part dining table. The estate is also offering a large number of hand-woven Oriental rugs, many purchased from the well known Hartford area rug retailer J. Namnoun (proper name of gallery)


From the estate in Mystic comes roundabout or corner chair from Norwich, CT, c.1760, which was illustrated and discussed in the Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, vol. 50, no. 4, in the Fall 1985 and exhibited. The home also held an exciting number of artwork including a 1894 ship portrait by Antonio Jacobsen and a landscape of bonfire in forest by William Keith, who is known for his night time compositions. Also of note are three weathervanes, an unusual copper stag, copper running horse and a horse with sulky.


A very thorough U.S. stamp collection from 1847 to 2021, in five Scott Official National albums (green), which appears to be a life long single owner collection including a Columbian Exposition Issue 1893 (#230 - 245), which was the first commemorative grouping to have been issued in $1, $2, $3, $4 and $5. While the $1, $2 were widely used by the public, and $5 used often for larger shipping, the $3 and $4 were much less common, and therefore widely sought after today. This stamp will be a part of one of the four large lots to be offered on the 29th.


This sale will be live at the Plainville CT gallery starting at 5:30pm on August 29th. Winter Associates’ auction catalog is available online at as of Friday, August 19th. Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Previews are Friday, August 26th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, August 28th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and on Monday, August 29th 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.