Founded by Mabel Bason during the height of the Great Depression, Whitehall Antiques has been the top trusted source for antiques in the Triangle since 1930. The Lindquist family has been in the antiques business since 1974, taking over Whitehall Antiques in 1982. Today, the Lindquists offer a wide selection of furniture, decorative accessories, art, silver and more, ranging in style from Baroque to Mid Century Modern – there is something here for everyone and at every price point!
Elizabeth R. Lindquist, Co-owner & President
Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 with a degree in Communication Studies, Elizabeth has been a full partner and is now President of Whitehall Antiques, which includes the regionally renowned retail shop and a 12-plus per year national antiques show schedule. She is a principal buyer for the company, traveling to England and France to discover and bring back the finest and the most unique in antiques and decorative arts.
Elizabeth manages the staff; plans and executes the company’s marketing, promotion, and advertising; coordinates client contact; and she produces both the direct mail catalogs and the website. She has lectured at the High Point Furniture Market, the Whitehall Summer Seminar Series and for many local groups in North Carolina. She lectures in, coordinates, and directs the Whitehall Antiques Summer Seminar Series, an intensive week long antiques program with visiting lecturers and students from all over the country held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Elizabeth also collaborates with her father and business partner, David Lindquist, on several articles published regionally and nationally.
She has extensive design experience producing the layouts for every show, the vast shop collection, as well as helping clients rearrange, design, and re-imagine their own spaces. Elizabeth is very proud to carry on Whitehall’s long tradition and reputation for integrity, value, and service.
Elizabeth Lindquist is also a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker and a member of the Durham Regional Association of Realtors. She is a realtor with the prestigious NC firm, Coldwell Banker Advantage in their Chapel Hill office.
Elizabeth resides in Durham, NC with her husband, two young boys and lovely Labrador. She is an active member of both the Chapel Hill and Durham communities, volunteering for such organizations as Planned Parenthood, Orange County Rape Crisis Center, George Watts PTA Fundraising Chair and Past President, VP of Leadership and Development for the Durham Council of PTAs, Durham Association of Educators, and the Durham People’s Alliance. Her volunteer work continues to focus on equity, education, as well as women’s and children’s issues.
David P. Lindquist, Co-owner & Vice President
Nationally recognized dealer, lecturer, educator, appraiser, author, and broadcaster, Mr. Lindquist has played a prominent part in the antiques industry for 40 years. He is a past president of the National Association of Dealers in Antiques and was a catalyst in the endowment of the Smithsonian Museum’s Cooper-Hewitt scholarship fund during his two terms.
He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in the American Society of Appraisers since 1981 and a member of the International Society of Appraisers. As such he has conducted many evaluation events across the country in association with historical societies, antiques shows, and other venues. He has lectured to groups as diverse as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), both of the national appraisal societies, the Montgomery (AL) Landmarks Foundation, and at his alma mater, Duke University in Durham, NC.
David is the author of a series of books on antique furniture: Colonial Revival Furniture with Prices, English and Continental Furniture with Prices and Victorian Furniture with Prices, which have been re-released by Krause Publishing Co., under the single title, The Big Book of Antique Furniture. In addition, he has edited four editions of The Official Identification and Price Guide to Antiques and Collectibles, published by Random House, and has written extensively for antiques trade journals, periodicals, and magazines.
As a sought-after authority on antiques, David has been featured in broadcasts such as ABC's Prime Time Live and HGTV’s Today at Home and Our Place. With both a face and a name well known in the antiques and decorative arts field, he is a popular speaker and perennial favorite for a host of events.
Active in his community, David has served on various boards, including the Durham Art Guild, The Friends Board of the Nasher Museum, and has for sixteen years chaired the board of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.