Winterthur's 49th Annual Antiques Show did not disappoint this year, attracting over 60 distinguished antique dealers to the Chase Riverfront on Nov. 9-11.
As a rare treat, the show also featured a lecture and book-signing by Carolyne Roehm, an accomplished designer, author, and lifestyle guru. Roehm opened the show as the keynote speaker on Friday, November 9, at 10:00 am, with a lecture about her passion for design, followed by a book signing of her newly published work, Flowers.
This was Roehm's first visit to Winterthur's Antique show, and she was already engrossed in some beautiful watercolor prints from the Philadelphia Print Shop.
"I am not a collector of America antiques, but I have always loved botanical arts," Roehm said.
She said she just purchased a house in Charleston, South Carolina, and is looking forward to decorating it with European antiques.
This diversity of this year's show attracted numerous spectators, buyers and collectors. Dealers from all over the United States shared their antiques, ranging from decorative arts, furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver and jewelry.
A special loan exhibition, Color Counts, 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.