At Winterthur’s 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, November 9–11, 2018
Celebrate inspiration and elegance at Winterthur’s 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, a spectacular showcase of art, antiques, and design featuring 60 exceptional dealers, November 9–11, 2018, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Charlotte Moss, one of the country’s leading interior designers, serves as Honorary Chair and Keynote Lecturer.
The Delaware Antiques Show—one of the nation’s most acclaimed shows—features the best of American antiques and decorative arts, including furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, and jewelry.
“I like to think that Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont would have a wonderful time if he returned to the Delaware Antiques Show,” said Tom Savage, director of Museum Affairs and coordinator of the show. “This show is the place to find the best in American antiques, as well as wonderful ceramics, metalworks, paintings and textiles.”
Keynote speaker Charlotte Moss has accomplished a great deal during her 33 years of work the interior design industry. In addition to receiving the New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal, she was recently named to Elle Décor Grand Masters list of top designers. A prolific author, she has published 10 books. Her most recent, Charlotte Moss Entertains : Celebrations and Everyday Occasions (Rizzoli, 2018), will be a feature of her presentation at the Delaware Antiques Show.
“Charlotte has beautiful taste,” said Savage. “She is a seasoned traveler and dedicated student of the fine and decorative arts who brings a deep understanding to her design work that is informed by her study of American, British, and Continental design. She is also a great preservationist, serving currently on the board of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello. She serves on the Advisory Board of the New York School of Interior Design, where she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree. And she is a noted philanthropist who supports many causes.”
Charlotte’s lecture, “The Pursuit of Beauty: Thirty Years in Design,” on Friday, November 9, at 10 am, is included with admission. A book signing will follow.
This year’s loan exhibit is In Fine Form: The Striking Silhouette . The exhibition reveals the many ways in which the silhouette has been used in graphic design, the fine and decorative arts, fashion, theater, and the built environment by placing objects “in conversation” with one another on a journey to uncover the history of the enduring silhouette. The exhibition features rare objects from the museum and library collections, including illustrations from the 18th-century’s most lavish publication, Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Ho nourable William Hamilton , as well as rare silhouette albums, scherenschnitte (cut paper designs), wallpaper, Japanese stencils, and book covers.
Celebrate the opening of the show with friends, cocktails, and exclusive early shopping at the Opening Night Party, Thursday, November 8, 5:00–9:00 pm.
Tickets are on sale now and are valid for all three days. General Admission tickets include all special lectures Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets to the Opening Night Party are sold separately and are not included in General Admission. For more information or to purchase tickets online, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit winterthur.org/das, or call 1-800-448-3883.
The Delaware Antiques Show is sponsored by Wilmington Trust and benefits educational programming at Winterthur.
Lectures at the 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show
Friday, November 9 – KEYNOTE LECTURE 10:00 am – Charlotte Moss, “The Pursuit of Beauty: Thirty Years in Design” Book signing to follow.
Saturday, November 11 2:00 pm – Winterthur Program in American Material Culture Presents Young Scholars: R.J. Lara & Alexandra Rosenberg, Lois F. McNeil Fellows, Winterthur, “Truths of the Trade: Collecting, Researching, and Exhibiting an Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World Cabinet,” and Elizabeth Humphrey, Lois F. McNeil Fellow, Winterthur, “The Very Quintessence of Fashion: George Wyon, Composition Ornament, and Design Books at Winterthur”
Show Hours Friday, November 9: 11:00 am–6:00 pm (Keynote lecture at 10:00 am) Saturday, November 10: 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sunday, November 11: 11:00 am–5:00 pm General Admission $15 per nonmember; $13 per Winterthur Member; children under 12 free. Tickets are valid for all three days. They include all lectures and the special exhibition. Purchase tickets online or by calling 800.448.3883.
Winterthur—known worldwide for its preeminent collection of American decorative arts, naturalistic gardens, and research library for the study of American art and material culture—offers a variety of tours, exhibitions, programs, and activities throughout the year. General admission includes a tour of some of the most notable spaces in the 175-room house as well as access to the Winterthur Garden and Galleries, special exhibitions, a narrated tram tour (weather permitting), the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens, and the Enchanted Woods children’s garden. $20 adults; $18 for students and seniors; $6 for ages 2–11.
Museum hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday–Sunday. Winterthur, located on Route 52, six miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware, and five miles south of U.S. Route 1, is closed on Mondays (except during Yuletide), Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Winterthur is committed to accessible programming for all. For information, including special services, call 800.448.3883, 302.888.4600, or TTY 302.888.4907, or visit winterthur.org