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Winterthur’s 57th annual Delaware Antiques Show takes place Nov. 5 to 7

10/25/2021 11:01PM ● By Steven Hoffman

A spectacular showcase of antiques, art, and design, the Delaware Antiques Show returns live November 5 to 7 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Del. 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 Nov. 4.

The show welcomes all, from the newest collector to the most knowledgeable connoisseur. Jon us for a full schedule of exciting features: 

  •  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. 
  • A Young Scholars lectures, sponsored by The Decorative Arts Trust, is included with admission on Saturday 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 & Library on show days. 

Preview the show with friends, cocktails, hors d’ouevres, and exclusive early shopping at the Opening Night Party on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets to the Opening Night Party are sold separately. 

For more information or to purchase tickets online, please e-mail [email protected], visit, or call 800.448.3883. 


The Delaware Antiques Show benefits educational programming at Winterthur. n Wilmington. The event is presented by Wilmington Trust, part of the M&T Bank family.


The 57th Annual Delaware Antiques Show


Opening Night Party

Thursday, November 4, 5 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the show with cocktails and exclusive early shopping. Sponsor: $250 per person Patron: $175 per person Young Collector: $125 per person 

Show Hours 

Friday, November 5, 11:00 am–6:00 pm 

Saturday, November 6, 11:00 am–6:00 pm

Sunday, November 7, 11:00 am–5:00 pm 


General Admission 

$25 per person, $20 Winterthur Members Children under 12 free Tickets valid for all three days of the show and for admission to Winterthur on show days.