- Start: 2022-11-11 11:00 am
- End: 2022-11-11 6:00 pm
- Start: 2022-11-12 11:00 am
- End: 2022-11-12 6:00 pm
- Start: 2022-11-13 11:00 am
- End: 2022-11-13 5:00 pm
Sixty of the country’s most distinguished dealers sell the finest offerings of American antiques and decorative arts, including furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more.
Show Admission – Good all three days and Complimentary Admission to Winterthur during the Show
Thursday November 10th ~ Opening Night Party : 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, November 11, 10:00 am
At Home with Ashley Whittaker and Chris Spitzmiller
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 Times, Veranda, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Domino, 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). Chris Spitzmiller creates ceramic lamps inspired by classical forms and traditional gemlike glazes. His work is often featured Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Elle Décor, Veranda, The 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.
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture Presents Young Scholars
Saturday, November 12, 2:00 pm
Each year the Delaware Antiques Show highlights the research of current and/or recent Lois F. McNeil Fellows from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. The University of Delaware and Winterthur, with the full support of Henry Francis du Pont, established this graduate program in 1952 to promote the interdisciplinary study of American decorative arts and material culture. The program’s alumni hold distinguished positions internationally in museums, antiques and auction houses, preservation organizations, historical societies, colleges and universities, and libraries.
Katrina Reynolds, Lois F. McNeil Fellow, Winterthur Rediscovering the Formula: Interpreting a Stenciled Pelerine in the Winterthur Collection Winterthur is home to a possible nineteenth-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 nineteenth-century fashion, craft, and identity. Through historical and scientific analysis, Reynolds investigates how material scholars can rediscover and interpret the hands, minds, and “formulas” behind the textile’s creation.
Ethan Snyder, Lois F. McNeil Fellow, Winterthur A Long Space Race: Contextualizing Early (Human) Flight in Eighteenth-Century Material Culture Snyder explores the presentation of human hopes and fears through a plate that depicts Vincenzo Lunardi’s ballooning in the late eighteenth century and connects them to the burgeoning global network of eighteenth-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.
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