Taking in the scene at the Delaware Antiques Show

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We dropped in for opening night at the 55th annual edition of the Delaware Antiques Show. Here are a few of the fascinating things we found there...

  • A wheelbarrow full of late 18th century Neale & Co. creamware presented by Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge.

  • Three carved whales and a narwhal in the booth of Nathan Liverant & Son Antiques

  • A beautiful engraved crystal goblet, c. 1760, presented by Joan Brownstein and Peter Eaton

  • Portrait of an infant brandishing a pistol painted by James Peale (1749-1831) in the Schwarz Gallery booth

  • The scene in Kelly Kinzle’s booth

  • At S.J. Shrubsole, an early Elkington electrotype cup, dated 1847, depicts the apotheosis of Homer

  • Elle Shushan brought a striking—and very nicely framed—English artist’s miniature self-portrait, c. 1795

  • A handmade owl weathervane, made c. 1890-1910, was on view in the Jewett-Berdan booth

  • Lillian Nassau presented a pair of unusually tall—eighteen inches!—Tiffany Favrile glass vases, made c. 1914

  • A pair of silver pitchers, made c. 1823 by silversmith Amable Brasier for St. Andrew’s Church in Philadelphia was on offer at Spencer Marks.

  • RGL Antiques presented a wonderful German rendition of Noah’s Ark that incorporates some 280 figures

  • A typically lively tableau in the Leatherwood Antiques booth

  • M. Finkel & Daughter brought a superb Westerly, Rhode Island sampler, made in 1826 by Mary Ann Babcock

  • Bernard & S. Dean Levy presented a rare Chippendale block front chest on chest, made of mahogany and pine in Salem, Massachusetts c. 1765

  • A fabulous fraktur alphabet at Philip Bradley Antiques

  • Sumpter Priddy brought a find trove from Virginia, including a late 18th or early 19th century sulfur inlaid corner cupboard

  • Stephen and Carol Huber presented a wonderful piece of needlework made in 1818 by Celia Talcott