Thursday, November 10
Celebrate the opening of the show with cocktails and exclusive early shopping!
Sponsor: $250 per person, includes early entry at 5:00 pm
Patron: $175 per person
Young Collector: $125 per person
$25 per person
$20 Winterthur Members
Children under 12 free
New this year: Enjoy complimentary general admission at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library when you present your Delaware Antiques Show ticket during the three days of the show.
Friday, November 11
11:00 am–6:00 pm
Saturday, November 12
11:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday, November 13
11:00 am–5:00 pm
Ample free parking. Accessible parking for persons with disabilities.
The Chase Center on the Riverfront is located at 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, Delaware, less than one hour south of Philadelphia, and midway between New York City and Washington, D.C.
One of the nation’s most highly acclaimed antiques shows presents a spectacular showcase of art, antiques, and design! Featuring the finest offerings from more than 60 distinguished dealers, the Delaware Antiques Show highlights the best of American antiques and decorative arts. Join us for a full schedule of exciting show features. A benefit for Educational Programming at Winterthur.
The Delaware Antiques Show welcomes all, from the newest collector to the most knowledgeable connoisseur.
At Home with Ashley Whittaker and Chris Spitzmiller
Friday, November 11
Ashley and Christopher will discuss themes present in both of their recent publications and offer insight into creating, caring for, and entertaining in your own beautiful home.
Described as the “neo-traditionalist,” Ashley Whittaker’s work reveals fresh and modern perspectives on traditional design and architecture. She is listed on Elle Décor’s A-List of top designers. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Veranda, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Domino, and on the cover of House Beautiful six times. She credits her training in the design industry to legendary decorator Markham Roberts, who she worked for before starting out on her own in 2006. Her work includes projects in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida, California, and Montana. She is the author of The Well-Loved House: Creating Homes with Color, Comfort, and Drama (Rizzoli 2021).
Chris Spitzmiller creates ceramic lamps inspired by classical forms and traditional gemlike glazes. His work is often featured Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Elle Décor, Veranda, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has had the honor of making lamps for the Oval Office for the past four White House administrations, as well Blair House and many other distinguished American homes. He is author of A Year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends (Rizzoli 2021).
Book signings to follow lecture.
Saturday, November 12
Rediscovering the Formula: Interpreting a Stenciled Pelerine in the Winterthur Collection
Katrina Reynolds, Lois F. McNeil Fellow, Winterthur
Winterthur is home to a possible 19th-century pelerine (a cape-like collar) embellished with stenciled and embroidered botanical motifs. Two centuries after its creation, this wonderful and mysterious garment continues to confound experts, stretching how we understand 19th-century fashion, craft, and identity. Through historical and scientific analysis, Reynolds investigates how material culture scholars can rediscover and interpret the hands, minds, and “formulas” behind the textile’s creation.
A Long Space Race: Contextualizing Early (Human) Flight in Eighteenth-Century Material Culture
Ethan Snyder, Lois F. McNeil Fellow, Winterthur
Snyder explores the presentation of human hopes and fears through a plate that depicts Vincenzo Lunardi’s ballooning in the late 18th century and connects them to the burgeoning global network of 18th-century capitalism, the space race of the Cold War, and the current billionaire space race, as well as issues of individualism, climate, and the future of humanity, and capitalism.
Emerging Scholars Lectures sponsored by the Decorative Arts Trust.
Barbara Israel Garden Antiques
A Bird in Hand Antiques
Christopher H. Jones
Diana H. Bittel Antiques
Dixon-Hall Fine Art
D. M. DeLaurentis Fine Antique Prints
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Elliott & Grace Snyder Antiques
Francis J. Purcell, Inc.
Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio
Greg K. Kramer & Co.
G. Sergeant Antiques
The Hanebergs Antiques
Hilary and Paulette Nolan
H. L. Chalfant Fine Art and Antiques
Ita J. Howe
James L. Price Antiques
James M. Kilvington, Inc.
James Robinson, Inc.
James Wm. Lowery Antiques
Jayne Thompson Antiques
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Lillian Nassau, LLC
Marcy Burns American Indian Arts, LLC
Martyn Edgell Antiques, Ltd.
Nathan Liverant and Son, LLC
The Norwoods’ Spirit of America
Philip H. Bradley, Co.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.
R. M. Worth Antiques
Schillay Fine Art
Schoonover Studios, Ltd.
Scott Bassoff, Sandy Jacobs Antiques
Shaia Oriental Rugs of Williamsburg
Sheridan Loyd American Antique
Silver Art by D & R
S. J. Shrubsole Corp.
Spencer Marks, Ltd.
Stephen Score, Inc. Steven F. Still Antiques
Sumpter Priddy III, Inc.
Van Tassel Baumann American Antiques
William R. and Teresa F. Kurau
Show managed by Diana Bittel
Dealer list as of 9/21/22
Proceeds from this year’s Delaware Antiques Show help support key educational initiatives such as free school programs, low-priced tickets for families in need through our Museums for All program, and Discover Winterthur our free day for the community. Through your support of these important programs, we will be able to share the wonder of Winterthur with thousands of school children and our whole community will be able to enjoy the beauty of American decorative arts and the Brandywine Valley.
|Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Booth, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Carr
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence G. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. David L. De Luca
Mr. and Mrs. Logan D. Delany, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Ervin
Mr. Timothy R. Goldsmith
and Dr. Mindy F. Hastie
Mr. Frank J. Guzzetta
and Mr. Paul E. Manville
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Hawkes
|Ms. Cynthia A. Hewitt
and Mr. C. Daniel Holloway
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Hoopes, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. James
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Kullman
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas P. Lambrow
Mr. Edmond L. Lincoln
Mr. Johnathan B. Loring
Mr. and Mrs. Forbes Maner
Mr. and Mrs. John L. McGraw
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Owens
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Patterson
|Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Perkins
Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Rhodes
Mrs. Lynn Springer Roberts
Mr. J. Thomas Savage
Mr. and Mrs. Randall A. Schrimsher
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Setting
Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Stalnecker
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Strand
Mr. and Mrs. P. Coleman Townsend
Dr. Sandra R. Harmon-Weiss
|Diane and Nick Lambrow
|Graduate Students in the Winterthur Program for American Material Culture|
Peter D. Gordon
|Michael Jenemann, Chair
John W. McCormick