March 14th, 2022, Auction starting at 5:30 p.m.

From shoreline and central Connecticut Estates, Winter Associates will offer a diverse selection of Mid-Century Modern furnishings, 20th C. decorative arts including an impressive seventeen-piece Tiffany Zodiac desk set, early Moorcroft and Pilkington pottery, as well as a single owner collection of American SW jewelry, antiques and Eldred Wheeler and other fine furnishings as well as an interesting assortment of Asian furniture, prints, and ceramics.

A Mid-Century Modern (often referred to as MCM) Arne Vodder for Sibast rosewood dining room suite from a Newington Estate includes dining table and chairs, sideboard, and glass front cabinets. Originally an architect, Vodder’s timeless Danish designs enjoyed great international success and in the 1950’s and 60’s could be found in Jimmy Carter’s White House as well as at the Vatican under Pope Paul VI’s appreciative eye. At home with a nice blend of Asian and Modern, also in the sale are a streamlined Asian motif living room set with sofa, loveseat, chair and folding screen, and a classic MCM bedroom set of rosewood. Also of note, a modern “Diamond” pattern tea set by Reed and Barton stuns with it’s sleek profile and is featured among seventeen other lots of silver.

On the more traditional side there are some antiques such as an American Federal chest with tiger maple and a Dutch marquetry chair. Several pieces from notable makers Eldred Wheeler and Warren Chair Works, two impressive Federal style banquet tables including one by Harden, and an abundance of Chippendale and Queen Anne form dining chairs will compliment the paintings offered.

Among American paintings to be auctioned on March 14th is a selection of works by the Burr Sisters of Monroe, Connecticut. Talented artists and distant relations of Aaron Burr, third Vice President and killer of Alexander Hamilton, the sisters Fannie Coralis (1858 - 1931) and Jennie May (1872 - 1961) enjoyed an unusual artistic upbringing as the town’s most prominent citizens, both attending and graduating from Mt. Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, as well as becoming members of the New York Arts Students League- all rare accomplishments for women at that time. A variety of their works offered in the sale will include oil paintings and drawings in graphite and charcoal. Also headed across the block are a group of fine 19th C. portraits and a George Mears marine scene from a single owner.

Artworks from the estate of a Connecticut collector are an eclectic group of modern sensibility including some in the manner of Alice Neel, whose works often portrayed her passion for the beauty of subjects not traditionally considered so.

A single owner estate selection of more than 90 pieces of American Native Southwestern jewelry features belt buckles, hat bands, and numerous bracelets and rings, etc. Some of these large and impressive designs may have been “Old Pawn”. This term originates from its use as currency, as Native Americans had no access to cash or banks on reservations, and jewelry became a form of portable wealth. Among the assortment to be offered is a variety of silver set with semi-precious stones turquoise, sodalite, onyx, lapis and coral in chunky cuff bracelets, rings, and earrings, many styles with universal appeal.

An unusually large seventeen-piece Tiffany ‘Zodiac’ desk set will be an irresistible offering to some, along with eleven striking pieces of Moorcroft and Pilkington English pottery. Sought after by collectors, Pilkington’s “Lancastrian” glaze was developed in 1903, resulting in a signature iridescent finish that was named after the county of Lancashire, England, where the factory was sited. King George V and Queen Mary became admirers of Pilkington wares while visiting a nearby home in 1913 and subsequently granted the company a royal warrant, changing the firm’s name to Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian Pottery Company.


Winter Associates auction catalog is available online at as of Friday, March 4th. Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Previews are Friday, March 11th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 13th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and on Monday, March 14th 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.