Maryland Blogger: Winterthur Museum Collection

Winterthur Museum Collection

Winterthur Museum Collection 


Yuletide at Winterthur is the current theme for visitors at Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware.  The mansion is beautiful and the tours change during the year so there are always new things to see.  Travelers come from all over the world to see the museum collection.


“Winterthur’s unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects features decorative and fine arts made or used in America from 1630 to 1860. The collection is organized in several main categories— ceramicsglassfurnituremetalworkpaintings and prints, and textiles and needlework. Famous for its American artwork, the collection is amplified with objects from other regions of the world, illustrating the active role America played in the international market.

Winterthur’s founder, Henry Francis du Pont, formed the original collection for the museum and added to it until his death in 1969. Winterthur curators continue to fill gaps in the collection and to build upon its strengths. Acquisition choices are based, in part, upon the museum’s collecting policy.”  - Winterthur



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Winterthur Photographs by Roy and Dolores Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 18 commentsRoy Kelley • November 25 2017 09:50PM


Hi Roy Kelley - I think I would appreciate strolling through Winterthur, seeing the Christmas theme would be enjoyable as well as educational. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

Good morning, Roy Kelley what a dramatic stairway and the other photos were a pleasure to see.... thanks for sharing what you and Dolores toured...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 11 months ago

Thanks Roy for sharing these wonderful images from the Winterthur Museum.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 months ago


I would really enjoy walking through this museum!  I love the items you pictured, including that staircase.  What a grand entrance one can make!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 11 months ago

The staircase in the Winterthur museum is amazing. Finding that kind of craftsmanship in today's homes is rare.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

Good morning Roy. What an amzing place and collection! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 11 months ago

Roy, love your photos from the Winterthur museum, and that staircase is spectacular! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 11 months ago

Thank you for allowing me to visit Winterthur Museum without having to actually be there, your photos are tremendous of the amazing things they have.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 11 months ago

What a nice place to visit Roy, I would love to see it one day

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 11 months ago

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

Hi Roy -- while I lived on the East Coast for a couple of years, I never took the opportunity to visit The Winterthur --- I have heard it's a wonderful place and your photos certainly show that to be true.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

How wonderful, Roy. You and Dolores have a wide variety of interests and it makes you two "interesting people." This would be quite the place to see at some point. Thanks for sharing. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 11 months ago

Good evening Roy - Winterthur is a wonderful museum of decorative fabric.  When I worked for the high end Fabric house Brunschwig & Fils we documented and sold many of their reproductions.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 11 months ago

Those are gorgeous collectibles, Roy. How fun to get to see them up close.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

Thanks, again, for your comments and for your continued support.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago
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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

I've visited that museum twice over the years and would go back again.  Love the photos you shared.

Posted by S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL, Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist (United Realty Group, Inc.) 10 months ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are always welcome.

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