May 24th Auction Auction Starting at 5:30 pm

Contents from three Connecticut homes provide the majority of the items in the eclectic mix that Winter Associates’ auction will feature at their May 24th auction. An estate from Lakeville, a small town in Western Connecticut, had a good selection of mostly contemporary artwork that includes a work by Radcliffe Bailey (b. 1968) an African American artist with international recognition. The large print is titled “Until I die / Georgia Trees and the Upper Room 1997”. An interesting conversation with Radcliffe Bailey and Tyler Green is available at From the same household signed works by Chuck Close, Georges Braque, Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso will be offered. A surprising find in the same home was an Italian micro mosaic (9” h. x 7 ¼” w.) from the 19th C. depicting two women.

A complimentary assortment of fine prints and paintings from a West Hartford estate includes eight etchings by Elyse A. Lord (1885-1971) a British artist fascinated by the Orient and known for her deco influenced portrayal of Asian scenes. Asian decorative accessories from this home will also be offered as will other late 19th C. / early 20th C. artwork by Warren Sheppard, Hamilton Hamilton, Moise Kisling, etc.

Carefully collected to furnish a 1720’s home in Glastonbury Connecticut, that was once an active Bed and Breakfast, are a varied assortment of early American furnishings as well as high end reproductions. Chairs, tavern tables, gateleg tables, fireplace accessories, treenware, etc., will be offered including three Eldred Wheeler pieces.

Gold and silver in the sale range from gem mounted chalices to a seven-piece sterling Reed and Barton tea service with sterling tray; a rose gold ruby and diamond lady’s watch and David Yurman Wheaton pave diamond 18K ring. Also displayed in the showcases for this sale will be a varied assortment of well-executed miniature portraits on ivory.

Continental flavor in the sale will provided Biedermeyer dining table and chairs, a porcelain mounted lady’s desk, a bronze bull sculpture after Isidore Bonheur.

Please note the auction starting time will be 5:30 pm on Monday, May 24th. The auction catalog is available online at starting on May 14th. Customers who wish to preview items in person are welcome on Friday, May 21st from 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, May 23rd from 2 – 4 pm; and Monday, May 24th from 11 am – 5 pm. Previewers can also visit by appointment during our business hours if they contact us prior to arriving – (860) 793-0288. Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville.

In accordance with public health advisories and with concern for the well-being of our clients and staff, this Winter Associates’ auction will be offered live online through (streamed Live) and 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.