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January 2009   |   Volume I   |   Issue I
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Welcome to the first edition of Winterthur's Licensed Products e-newsletter, House of Style.  All of us at Winterthur are pleased and excited about the activities and projects of our business partners.  My colleagues and I thank each of you for your strong and continuing support. 
The income generated through the licensed products program supports Winterthur's educational, conservation, and research programs.  Through you we also enhance the public's knowledge of the history, quality, and excellence of this great institution.
I invite you to contact us if there are ways to improve or enhance our partnership. And, of course, our latchkey will be out if you would like to visit.
Dave Roselle

To learn about the exciting events happening at Winterthur, visit

2008 Historic Fort Worth Charity Designer Showhouse

Fort Worth

This past November marked the opening of the beautiful charity designer showhouse, inspired by Winterthur, to benefit Historic Fort Worth. The house, based on rooms, paneling, and documents in the Winterthur collection, was designed by architect John Milner. The lead builder, Brent Hull of Hull Historical, is a Winterthur licensee and an expert on historic moldings and millwork.

Hickory Chair University at Winterthur 

Hickory Chair

Hickory Chair's September sales meeting featured the first-ever Hickory Chair University Course at Winterthur, giving the sales team a unique chance to see the Winterthur collection up close. The course included extensive workshops with Winterthur curators and conservators, garden tours, and a preview of Hickory Chair's fall introductions for their Winterthur line.

Webb Hall Dresser

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Hickory Chair's partnership with Winterthur, the company introduced a new piece in its Winterthur Collection at the fall High Point Market. The Webb Hall Dresser is based on the pine dresser, made between 1750 and 1790, that originally inspired H. F. du Pont to start collecting American antiques.

Other recent introductions:

Andover Fabric   Andover Fabrics


Winterthur Still Life - Chandler   Chelsea House

Galison   Galison

Morattico Hall   Heritage Metalworks

George Bright chair   Kindel  

Coral Torquay   Mottahedeh

Songsters Vase   Oriental Accent

TransOcean Rug   Trans-Ocean Import Company

For more information, click here.

Yuletide & Feeding Desire Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Tom Savage in the New York Times on the White House Redecoration

Cond Nast Portfolio on Golf at Winterthur

Major Discovery Revises Furniture Interpretation

Update on Plans for Chestertown House

Winterthur/UD Iraq Project in the News

Licensed Products Furniture Featured as Style-Setter

News Journal Celebrates Yuletide Opening

Winterthur Grad Grabs Star-Spangled Spotlight!

Northeast Antiques Journal highlights Feeding Desire

National Endowment for the Humanities focuses on Winterthur

New England Antiques Journal on du Pont and Winterthur
Winterthur Welcomes Two New Licensees

Stark Wallcovering

Stark Wallpaper

The Wallcovering Division of Stark Carpet Corporation introduces reproductions of Winterthur's Port Royal Entrance wallpaper and the Chinese Parlor wallpaper.

Wilmette Hardware


Wilmette Hardware has begun producing two sets of classic plated door and cabinet hardware based on sources in the Winterthur Library.


The Licensed Products Program announces its new assistant, Susan Mathews. Mathews joined Licensed Products in July, after serving as an assistant cataloguer in Winterthur's museum collections department for three years. Previously, she received her master's degree in East Asian Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art and interned at Sotheby's Bond Street auction house. 

Proceeds from the sale of licensed products benefit educational programming at Winterthur.

Kristin DeMesse
Director, Licensed Products
Susan Mathews
Licensed Products Assistant