Opening Night Party

Thursday, November 10
5:00–9:00 pm
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

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General Admission

$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.

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Show Hours

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.


An illustration with a bird and a chair representing antiques.
Delaware Antiques Show brochure (PDF)
An illustration with a bird and a chair representing antiques.
Delaware Antiques Show guide (PDF)



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.

New to Collecting?

The Delaware Antiques Show welcomes all, from the newest collector to the most knowledgeable connoisseur.

Keynote Lecture

At Home with Ashley Whittaker and Chris Spitzmiller
Friday, November 11

10:00 am

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.

Ashley Whittaker
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 TimesVerandaSouthern LivingCoastal LivingDomino, 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).

Christopher Spitzmiller
Chris Spitzmiller creates ceramic lamps inspired by classical forms and traditional gemlike glazes. His work is often featured Architectural DigestTown & CountryElle DécorVerandaThe 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.

Emerging Scholars Lectures

Saturday, November 12
2:00 pm

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.


Arader Galleries
Avery Galleries
Barbara Israel Garden Antiques
A Bird in Hand Antiques
Charles Clark
Christopher H. Jones
David Brooker
Diana H. Bittel Antiques
Dixon-Hall Fine Art
D. M. DeLaurentis Fine Antique Prints
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Elle Shushan
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 Kochan
James L. Price Antiques
James M. Kilvington, Inc.
James Robinson, Inc.
James Wm. Lowery Antiques
Janice Paul
Jayne Thompson Antiques
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Johanna Antiques
Jonathan Trace
Kelly Kinzle
Levy Galleries
Lillian Nassau, LLC
Marcy Burns American Indian Arts, LLC
Martyn Edgell Antiques, Ltd.
Nathan Liverant and Son, LLC
The Norwoods’ Spirit of America
Olde Hope
Philip H. Bradley, Co.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.
R. M. Worth Antiques
Schillay Fine Art
Schoonover Studios, Ltd.
Schwarz Gallery
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-Douglas Antiques
Stephen Score, Inc. Steven F. Still Antiques
Sumpter Priddy III, Inc.
Thistlethwaite Americana
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.


Opening Night Sponsors
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


Honorary Show Chairs
Diane and Nick Lambrow


Dealer Liason and Hospitality Committees
Barbara Benezet

Rekha Bharwani

Georgia Black

Kathleen Bright

Susan Corum

Ann Deng

Terrence Dineen

Phoebe Doherty

Karen Drake

    Nia Eaton

Ellen Ellis

An Feldman

Jack Feldman

Robin Goldstein

Kathy Hairsine

Marilyn Hunt

Linda Landenberg

    Diane McMinn

Blossom Nicinski

Judy Passwaters

Sandy Phillips

Jean Raleigh

Rob Risimini

Jim Snead

Jeff Xiang

Graduate Students in the Winterthur Program for American Material Culture


Gentlemen’s Committees

Jeremy Abelson

Mitch Candy

Peter D. Gordon

Tom Hopper

Tyler Johnson

    Michael Jenemann, Chair

John W. McCormick

Tom Manerchia

Louis Novakis

Dale Simpkins


Thomas Stack

Greg Suplick

Paul Wojtkowski

Joe Yacyshyn


Media Sponsors