Winterthur's 57th Annual Delaware Antiques Show Set For Nov. 5 To 7

Event To Feature 60 Exceptional Dealers At The Chase Center On The Riverfront

October 8, 2021

A spectacular showcase of antiques, art, and design, the Delaware Antiques Show will return Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 5, 6, and 7, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. The show is presented by Wilmington Trust, part of the M&T Bank Family. The in-person show features more than 60 of the country’s most distinguished dealers in American antiques, furniture, paintings, rugs, porcelain, silver, jewelry, and other decorative arts. Highlights include a lecture about Jacqueline Kennedy’s collaboration with Henry Francis du Pont for her restoration of the White House and the spectacular preview party on Thursday, Nov. 4.
The show welcomes all, from the newest collector to the most knowledgeable connoisseur. Elaine Rice Bachman will present the keynote lecture at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5, about Jacqueline Kennedy’s restoration of the White House, one of most influential design projects in American history. To create a White House that reflected American history and art, Kennedy worked closely with Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur’s founder, who served as chairman of the distinguished Fine Arts committee. Bachman is curator of “Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House,” an exhibition on view at Winterthur starting in May 2022, and co-author of the book “Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration.” A book signing will follow the lecture.
Young scholars lectures, sponsored by The Decorative Arts Trust, are included with admission on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Jena Gilbert-Merrill will discuss “The Possibilities of a Box: Louise Brigham’s Box Furniture.” Rachael Kane will present “Threads of Change: Assessing a Potential Meiji-Era Silk-work Painting.” Both are Lois F. McNeil Fellows in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in American Material Culture.
Tickets are valid for each day of the in-person show. New this year, tickets include admission to Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library on show days.
Preview the show with friends, cocktails, hors d’ouevres, and exclusive early shopping at the opening night party, Nov. 4, 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are sold separately.
General admission tickets during regular show hours are $25 per person, $20 for Winterthur members, with children under 12 admitted free of charge. Tickets are valid for all three days of the show and for admission to Winterthur on show days.
For more information or to purchase tickets online, email or call 800-448-3883.
The Delaware Antiques Show benefits educational programming at Winterthur.
For additional information and updates, call 800-448-3883.
Image courtesy of Winterthur.


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