May 8th, 2023, Auction starting at 5:30

From a fine historic home in South Windsor, Connecticut, a variety of discoveries will be offered including an 18th C. Queen Anne highboy and very similar lowboy from the Newtown-Woodbury, Connecticut area, along with a harvest table, numerous blanket chests, tables, desk and other furniture, as well as coins, roll maps, andirons, early tools, book collection and 1860 Abraham Lincoln & Hannibal Hamlin campaign ferrotype or tintype pendant, among others. From other New England homes and estates comes a further selection of early American furniture, Americana, Traditional and Contemporary art; Garden and other sculpture; coins; early silver holloware, flatware and serving pieces, etc.; large collection of books including Walt Whitman and variety of 19th C.; Asian; Rugs; Glass; Ephemera, etc.

A sculptor who in the course of his career displayed his monumental works in New York City, Massachusetts and throughout Connecticut, artist Morton Fishman (American, 1936 – 2018) created works of wide variety. One of his largest commissioned works “Liberty Tree” placed in Liberty Commons, Boston, was 28ft high and 48ft in diameter and sculpted from 48,000 lbs of aluminum tubing. Large outdoor sculptures were also exhibited at the University of Hartford Gengras Center and the CT General Life Insurance Building, both in Bloomfield, as well as Constitution Gallery, Hartford, and many others. Fishman’s work is also in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Mass., the Slater Museum of Norwich, CT, and the William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut. New Britain Museum of Art. Often covered by the press he appeared on the 1968 cover of Art Review magazine, CT General News Letter, Snips Industrial Magazine and numerous articles in the Hartford Courant as well as on various TV shows. Over twenty five sculptures will be offered at Winter Associate’s May 8th auction, cast in steel or aluminum, or created from found metal objects, sizes range from 95” h. to 8” h.

Charles Ethan Porter, a well known African American Connecticut artist, leads the traditional offerings with an oil on canvas still life of roses, along with a Thomas Hart Benton 1936 lithograph “Missouri Farm Yard”. Contemporary artworks include Michael Waugh micrography dyptch lithos,“Grand Materernite” after Pablo Picasso, mid-century still life by Henry Varnum Poor, etc. Contemporary furnishings include a pair of Hans Olsen for Vatne Mobler rosewood and leather chairs, Danish rosewood wall mirror by Aksel Kjersgaard, mid-century arc lamp with marble base, Danish side chairs etc.

This sale will be live at the Plainville CT gallery starting at 5:30pm on May 8th. Winter Associates’ auction catalog is available online at as of Friday, April 28th. Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Previews are Friday, May 5th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 7th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and on Monday, May 8th 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.