Antiques Dealers Association of America


!! Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 6 pm at The Delaware Antiques Show, Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801 !!

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 6:00 PM, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. will honor The Magazine ANTIQUES as the recipient of the 2022 ADA Award of Merit in recognition of the publication’s outstanding contributions to the fields of American decorative arts, architecture, and antiques over the past century. For the second year in a row, the award’s presentation and dinner will be held in conjunction with the prestigious Winterthur Antiques Show at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware.

Established a century ago in 1922, just as interest in the American history and decorative arts was starting its ascent, The Magazine ANTIQUES very quickly rose to be the premier journal in the field for scholars, curators, auction houses, antiques collectors, dealers and enthusiasts. In its early years, the magazine stood at the forefront of American interest in the subject, and devoted itself to raising awareness of objects made and used in this country from the earliest periods of settlement through the mid-19th-century. Over the past hundred years, the magazine has also incorporated more architectural, landscape and design history in its pages, as well as objects that reflected the changing definition of antiques. Today, it's not unusual to see an article about 17th century furniture next to another featuring mid-century modern.

The pages of The Magazine ANTIQUES have always included articles by the leading collectors and scholars of the time—from Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little to Patricia Kane and Stacy Hollander. What started out as a way to connect like-minded enthusiasts rapidly also became the primary method through which new exhibitions were highlighted, and the business of buying and selling antiques became a thriving industry. Antiques dealers like Israel Sack and Bernard Levy made the acquisition of very fine American furniture and folk art throughout the 20th century a priority, and they advertised faithfully in the pages of the magazine. In the meantime, articles were pulling artists from obscurity and shedding light on such topics as schoolgirl art, Southern decorative arts, American-made glass and ceramics, and regional folk artists. Over its lifetime to date, The Magazine ANTIQUES has explored and illuminated the antiques collections of most public institutions and private individuals throughout the country—from New England to Santa Fe, and Williamsburg to Milwaukee. As a result of this overwhelming century of success, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. is delighted to honor The Magazine ANTIQUES this year with the ADA Award of Merit.

The evening will include a buffet dinner followed by remarks from guest speakers and the presentation of the award. Please visit or call 603-942-6498 for more information.

The 2022 ADA Award of Merit event will be held in conjunction with The Annual Delaware Antiques Show at The Chase Center on the Riverfront, which is located at 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, Delaware. The evening will feature dinner and dessert. Admission to the antiques show is included in the cost of the ticket. Self-parking is readily available for free.

For more information or questions contact ADA Executive Director, Judith Livingston Loto at 603-942-6498 or email

Purchase Tickets On-line:

Tickets are $95.00 each and includes free parking.

or send a check made out to ADA to: PO BOX 218, Northwood, NH 03261

2022 Sponsors:

Pook & Pook, Inc.

HUB International

Nathan Liverant and Son

Brunk Auctions



Schwenke Group LLC/Schwenke Auctioneers


The Hansen Company


Past Award of Merit Recipients:

2002 - Albert Sack

2003 - Elinor Gordon

2004 - Wendell Garrett

2005 - Betty Ring

2006 - R. Scudder Smith

2007 - Satenig St. Marie

2007 - Dean F. Failey

2008 - Joe Kindig

2009 - Philip Zea

2010 - Jane & Richard Nylander

2011 - Morrison H. Heckscher

2012 - The American Folk Art Society

2013 - Peter Tillou

2014 - Brock Jobe

2015 - David McCullough

2016 - Victor & Joan Johnson

2017 - Patricia E. Kane

2018 - Peter M. Kenny

2019 - Laura Beach

2020/2021 - Karen and Ralph DiSaia

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