Thomas Jayne, photo by Kerri Brewer

Special Lectures


Delaware Antiques Show general admission tickets include all special lectures. Continue to check the website for updated information on Saturday and Sunday lectures.


Keynote Lecture


"Stylishly Traditional: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Jayne Design Studio"

Thomas Jayne
Friday, November 6, 10:00 am (show opens at 11:00 am)

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A well-decorated room includes something old—an antique chair or a chest of drawers with family history—and perhaps the view of an ancient landscape or a venerable tree. So says this year’s Honorary Chair of the Delaware Antiques Show, interior designer Thomas Jayne. Don't miss this great keynote lecture to kick off this year's show! Book signing to follow lecture. Included with general admission.

The drawing room of an apartment in the French taste on Fifth Avenue features comfortable seating, including handsome fauteuils by the famous French chairmaker Jacob. Photo by Pieter Estersohn

About Thomas Jayne

Jayne is the founder of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Jayne Design Studio and a former Winterthur fellow. Celebrating 25 years in the industry, he credits his guiding philosophy—that history is the core component of good design—to his years at Winterthur. It was further refined during study at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Historic Deerfield, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and while a decorator at two of America’s most iconic design firms, Parish-Hadley and Associates and Kevin McNamara, Inc. Thomas Jayne is also a noted author, frequently writing on historical themes in art, architecture, and decoration.

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