August 2nd Auction Starting @ 5:30 pm


Winter Associates is excited to welcome people back to the gallery for an exciting and eclectic auction of items from the Connecticut shoreline and a Pennsylvania estate. The August 2nd sale will feature antiques and fine furnishings, paintings, prints, silver, jewelry, coins, Asian and Nautical items, as well as a Steinway Grand piano.

A Chippendale serpentine-front chest with an Amory (Mass.) to Cheney (Conn.) family history dating back to the late 18th C. is from the Cheney estate. The chest has an early handwritten paper label with family names and an indistinct chalk inscription to underside of top drawer. Many other fine pieces of American, English and Continental furniture will also be offered.

From an Old Lyme home are oil paintings by Old Lyme artists Guy Wiggins (1883-1962) and William Chadwick (1879-1962), both featuring charming summer landscapes, as well as an impressive Tiffany & Co. sterling silver tea and coffee service circa 1907. The seven-piece set includes a solid sterling 30” tray, with a total approximate weight for the set a hefty 314 troy ounces.

Fine English and Continental offerings include an Anglo-Indian Padouk wood inlaid ivory writing box, c. 1750, with an ivory plaque to top's center engraved with the arms of the Right Honorable Henry Pelham (brother and heir of the first Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne) impaling the arms of his wife Lady Catherine Pelham nee Manners. It is believed the box was used as a dispatch box by the Duke when he was Prime Minister, from 1743 -1754, under George II. An English 17th C. William & Mary blanket oak chest has a sticker from the Katharine Prentis Murphy Collection sold at Skinner's in 1983. Another find is a first edition map by William Hacke and Robert Morden, “Darien Scheme” from 1699. The ill-fated Panama colony was such an expensive venture that when it failed it crippled Scotland’s economy and led to the dissolution of the Scottish Parliament and the 1707 Act of Union with England.

The eclectic variety includes a 31” h. classical marble sculpture of boy with crab in the manner of Francois Rude (French, 1784 - 1855), Rookwood, pair of Milet-Severs urns, a Franz Bergman cold-painted bronze, group of Nautical items including a British deep sea diver's helmet by Siebe Gorman & Co, Chinese jade burial suit in the Han manner, as well as a large selection of sterling, jewelry, coins, etc.

The auction catalog is available online at ten days prior to the sale, Friday, July 23rd. Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Previews are Friday, July 30th, from 10:00 – 4:00; Sunday, August 1st, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., and on Monday, August 2nd, from 11:00 – 5:00, or viewers are welcome at other times if they will please call to schedule an appointment. (860) 793- 0288.