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49th Annual Delaware Antiques Show


Get inspired with renowned tastemaker Carolyne Roehm at Winterthur’s 49th Annual Delaware Antiques Show at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, and enjoy one of the most acclaimed antiques shows in the nation.

Carolyne Roehm is this year's keynote speaker.

An accomplished designer, author, and lifestyle guru, Roehm will open the show as the keynote speaker on Friday, November 9, at 10am, with a lecture about her passion for design, followed by a book signing of her newly published work, Flowers. Copies of Flowers will be available for purchase.

This year’s show is designed to captivate the spectrum of collectors, from the seasoned connoisseur to the budding novice, with exciting offerings of American antiques and decorative arts, including furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more.

?I am delighted to participate in the 49th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, a venue famed for its array of exquisite treasures representing the finest dealers in the United States and Europe,? Roehm said. ?I look forward to meeting visitors to the show and sharing tips, insights, and ideas that I hope will inspire.?

The author of 10 books, Roehm is a columnist for Veranda and has been featured in publications such as House Beautiful, Town & Country, O, CT Cottages and Gardens, Fortune, Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, Country Home, and New York Magazine. She has appeared as a lifestyle guru on television shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Early Show and Good Morning America.

Cocktails and exclusive early shopping in Delaware’s tax-free sales environment will kick off the Opening Night Party on Thursday, November 8, from 5pm to 9pm. Aspiring and expert collectors alike will enjoy this “sneak peek” at dealers? inventories and early shopping opportunity at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.

Roehm, Delaware Governor Jack Markell and First Lady Carla Markell are honorary co-chairmen.

A special loan exhibition, Color Counts, will showcase Henry Francis du Pont’s extraordinary sensitivity to color, whether it was in the garden, the collection, interior design, or entertaining. For his table settings, he meticulously arranged greenhouse and field-grown flowers; amethyst, ruby, cobalt, and green glassware; custom-dyed table linens; and his 54 sets of china.

Complimentary talks by Winterthur curators on Saturday and Sunday will explore hospitality at Winterthur and wine-related objects as inspired by Winterthur’s current major exhibition, Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition. Show attendees will be able to visit the Uncorked! exhibition for a $10 upgrade per person during the weekend.

Proceeds from the show benefit educational programming at Winterthur.

All tickets include unlimited daily admission to the show. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. General Admission is $15 per nonmember; $13 per Winterthur Member; children under 12 are free. Tickets are valid for all three days and include the special lectures on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as the special exhibition. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Please call 800.448.3883 or e-mail grouptours@winterthur.org for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Weekend Lectures & Events
Friday, November 9
10am?Keynote lecture and book signing with Carolyne Roehm.
1pm?Book signing with Jan Whitlock and Tracy Jamar, co-authors of American Sewn Rugs, at the Winterthur booth. The book will be available for purchase at the booth and in the Winterthur Bookstore following the show.
Saturday, November 10
2pm?Winterthur Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass Leslie Grigsby will provide a fascinating lecture on wine-related objects.
Sunday, November 11
2pm?Winterthur Estate Historian and Garden Objects Curator Maggie Lidz will shed light on entertaining at Winterthur during 1931?1969.