53rd Annual Delaware Antiques Show

November 11–13, 2016

Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware

Sixty of the country’s most distinguished dealers present the finest offerings of American antiques and decorative arts, including furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more. 

Admission and Show Hours

Tickets are on sale now. To buy online, click here. To purchase via phone, call 800.448.3883.

Honorary Chairs

Governor Jack Markell and First Lady Carla Markell
Dr. Reinier Baarsen
Margaret Beck Pritchard

Keynote Speaker

Honorary Co-Chair of the Delaware Antiques Show and keynote speaker Reinier Baarsen is the Senior Curator of Furniture at the Rijksmuseum. He has worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and as a consultant at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu and has held the positions of Curator of Silver and Gold as well as head of the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Rijksmuseum.

Opening Night Party

Thursday, November 10, 5:00–9:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the show with cocktails and exclusive early shopping. Tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets online.


Weekend Lectures & Events

Friday, November 11
10:00 am–Keynote lecture with Dr. Reinier Baarsen

Saturday, November 12
2:00 pm– Winterthur Program in American Material Culture Presents Young Scholars

Rosalie Hooper, Project Curatorial Assistant, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Lois F. McNeil Fellow, Winterthur
"The Complicated Lives of Inanimate Objects: A Case (Furniture) Study"

Emelie Gevalt, Lois F. McNeil Fellow, Winterthur
"Traces of Philadelphia in an Early Silkwork Picture"

Sunday, November 13
2:00 pm–Margaret Beck Pritchard, Deputy Chief Curator, Colonial Williamsburg
"More Than Meets the Eye: What Maps of Early America Reveal"


New to Collecting?

The Delaware Antiques Show provides a wonderful learning environment for those who are new to collecting as well as for antiques experts. Look for "Find!" signs that highlight objects of special interest and value. The dealers are always open to answering questions and providing information.

In addition, we offer Some Tips for New Collectors, prepared by Delaware Antiques Show committee member, Forbes Maner, to help you get the most out of your visit to the show.


For more information on the show, e-mail das@winterthur.org.

The Delaware Antiques Show benefits educational programming at Winterthur.



Check out some of the great photos captured at previous Delaware Antiques Shows. Photos by Ben Fournier and J. Paul Simeone


The Reviews Are In......

Read the stellar review from Antiques And The Arts Weekly on the 2014 Delaware Antiques Show!

“…a real handsome show, featuring top-flight dealers with interesting and wonderful inventories. The dealers offer thousands of good reasons to attend this show…but patrons might also keep in mind that the State of Delaware has no sales tax, making buying all that more pleasant. Give it a try.” – Antiques And The Arts Weekly

“Savvy Collectors Know that Delaware is a great place to buy antiques.” – Maine Antique Digest


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The Delaware Antiques Show benefits educational programming at Winterthur.

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