The Winterthur’s 49th annual Delaware Antique Show is underway at the Chase Center in Wilmington.
This year’s event, on exhibit November 9-11, features 60 vendors displaying their finest collections of furniture, tableware, art, silver and other collectables.
The show kicked off Friday morning with a lecture from Carolyne Roehm, designer and author of many books including her latest, Flowers, which she signed for visitors at the antique show.
“Obviously I’m really very much in love with flowers so the people who I assume would by this book will share that love and I think what I try to do in this book is kind of express that it’s a whole life event with flowers,” said Roehm.
Roehm is serving as honorary chair of the Delaware Antique Show along with Governor Jack Markell and First Lady Carla Markell.
The Delaware Antique Show is one of the premier antique shows and collectors from all over the region attend the event.
“This is our 49th year and people know how to find us,” said Tom Savage, Winterthur’s director of museum affairs. “For people who have never gone antique shopping, let me just say that they’re also the 60 friendliest dealers in America. They will take you under their wing and they’ll tutor you. No pressure. You can buy things on time and you can ask for their best price.”
A complete schedule of the Delaware Antique Show is available on Winterthur’s website.