San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show Theme Explores Celestial Imagery

  • Anglo Indian Inlaid Tea Table, circa 1880, used as a traveling tea table for the English soldiers in India.

    Anglo Indian Inlaid Tea Table, circa 1880, used as a traveling tea table for the English soldiers in India.

    epoca, San Francisco

  • Monumental refractor telescope by Marc Francois Louis Secretan.  Paris, late 19th century.

    Monumental refractor telescope by Marc Francois Louis Secretan. Paris, late 19th century.

    Roberto Freitas American Antiques and Decorative Arts, CT.

  • Natalie Arnoldi, "Grasswood," 2012, oil on canvas.

    Natalie Arnoldi, "Grasswood," 2012, oil on canvas.

    MODERNISM, INC., San Francisco

The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, now in its 37th year, is “The West Coast's oldest and most prestigious international art and antiques show,” according to Town & Country, and presents more than 50 of the finest dealers from around the world. Genres represented include furniture, modern, contemporary and fine art, objets d’art, works on paper, jewelry and precious metals, ceramics, ethnographic art and textiles. All eras are represented from antiquity through contemporary. Thousands
of collectors attend over 4 days.

Returning this year are the celebrated Designer Vignettes in the Grand Entry Hall, which will showcase the work of top designers in their field and incorporates pieces from our exhibiting dealers and touch on the annual show theme. Our Lecture Series sells out every year with renowned speakers talking about the history, design and importance of art, architecture, design and antiques in our culture.

The 2018 Show theme is The Sun, The Moon & The Stars: Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design. Depicted by nearly every culture throughout time, celestial elements hold mystery, splendor, and symbolism. The sun is regarded as a symbol of life, power, and rebirth; the phases of the moon symbolize immortality, eternity, and purity; stars may represent the knowledge of good and truth, inspiration, imagination, dreams, and divine guidance. The sky humbles us and the celestial bodies we see from earth have long been inspiration to artists and artisans.

The Opening Night Patron Receptions and Preview Gala, deemed the “the highlight of the fall season” by Haute Living attracts 2,000 patrons of the arts with tickets up to $5,000. 

100% of the net proceeds from the Show support the nonprofit, Enterprise for Youth, the 49 year old nonprofit working to empower San Francisco youth to prepare for and discover career opportunities.