September 14th Auction

Fine Art; Designer Fashion; Coins and Silver; etc.

Auction September 14th, 6:30pm

From three different Connecticut homes are artworks to be sold at Winter Associates September 14th auction that have coincidental connections. Two artists’ whose work will be offered, Eric Sloane and Nelson Augustus Moore, studied in NYC but chose to spend a great deal of their working lives in Connecticut, both skillfully portrayed local pastoral landscapes. Eric Sloane is the name the artist chose for himself; his birth name was Everard Jean Hinrichs. He started his artistic career as a sign painter, but after he enrolled in the Art Students League of New York, he adopted the last name Sloane after his mentor John Sloan. Eric Sloane is known for both his pastoral scenes of barns and rock walls as well as his cloudscapes. The cloudscape featured in this upcoming auction is an oil painting titled “Roof of Weather”. According to the Smithsonian Institution where his seven story high cloud painting is featured: While painting murals in the Half Moon Hotel near Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY in the late 1920’s, Eric Sloane met many of the early transatlantic pilots and lettered their planes. Influenced by his flight with Wiley Post, Mr. Sloane began painting cloud formations. His first “cloudscape” customer was Amelia Earhart.

Also, in the September 14th auction is an etching by Sloane’s mentor, John Sloan, who began his career as an illustrator for newspapers, the work offered portrays the famous dancer Isadora Duncan. There is as well a charming landscape by Nelson Augustus Moore. Moore had also studied in New York City, but he often lived in and portrayed the landscapes of his native Kensington, Connecticut where his family had resided for generations. This work by Moore is a handsomely framed oil featuring a man fishing. Other works to be sold are by A.B. Davies, Miro, JAM Whistler and Thomas W. Nason.

From a Waterford home are pieces of designer fashion, many in like-new condition. There are over 20 pairs of Chanel shoes, featuring uncommon flats and sneakers and their most popular ballet flats. A pair of Louis Vuitton patent leather wingtip sneakers, and 20 pairs of Ralph Lauren loafers and boots. Belts including a classic Hermes golden “H” belt along with a Stephen Dweck art buckle as well as Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren, many leather or alligator. Women’s clothing, most being Ralph Lauren purple and black label garments, include cashmere sweaters, silk sweaters, suits, pants, and coats.

A truly eclectic sale with a variety of items from local estates, the sale will also feature 1880’s uncirculated Morgan dollars, sterling flatware and a large collection of Franklin Mint silver, finely crafted pietra dura including a table, a fiberglass mid-century sofa, a Baker banquet table, Herend Rothschild Bird 65 piece dinnerware set, Steuben and other fine glassware, political ephemera, etc.

The auction catalog is available online at Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Due to our concern for the safety of our clients and staff, this auction will be online, available on and and the gallery will also accept absentee and phone bids. Previews will be on Friday September 11th 10am – 4pm; Sunday September 13th 2 - 4pm; and Monday September 14th 11am – 6pm or by appointment. Pickups will be by appointment and when present all customers are required to wear masks and to abide by social distancing requirements. Please email or call ahead and we will do our best to accommodate you. Email us at  [email protected] or call (860) 793- 0288 if you wish to schedule an appointment.