Delaware Antiques Show Preview Highlights

Editorial Staff Art, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Queen Anne desk on frame with original hardware, cherry wood, mid-eighteenth century. G. Sergeant Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut. All images are courtesy of the Delaware Antiques Show.

The Delaware Antiques Show, presented by the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, is one of our favorite annual art and antiques fairs. Events take place this weekend, November 10 through 12, in Wilmington, preceded by an opening night party on the 9th.

Exhibitors will bring pieces that range from fine art portraits and landscapes, early American furniture and silver, Tiffany glass, prints, and folk art. At the Delaware Antiques Show, the works of art on offer are invariably elegant—sometimes even eminent—and seem to share an endearing quality.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll find:

Eagle on a rocky stone base, carved stone, c. 1940. Barbara Israel Garden Antiques, Katonah, New York.
Antique and period jewelry. James Robinson, Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts
Fireboard, pine with original painted decoration, c. 1820-1840. Gerald Kornblau, New York: private Minnesota collection.
Staffordshire slipware dish attributed to Thomas Simpson Potter, 1730. Martyn Edgell Antiques, Ltd., England.
Armorial ‘Gilmor’ ewer bearing the crest of the Stone family of Baltimore, silver, 1827-1840. Spencer Marks, Ltd., Providence, Rhode Island.
Double heart pin, moonstone, rose cut diamond. Johanna Antiques, Baltimore, Maryland.
Fret-carved sideboard or library table, attributed to Richard Taylor (1724-1784) and Alexander Taylor (1737-1804), black walnut, 1765-1785. Sumpter Priddy III, Inc., Ashland, Virginia.
Portrait of Harley Eugene Jenness by Mrs. Moses B. Russell (1809-1854), 1852. Elle Shusan, Philadelphia, Philadelphia.