San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Highlights Something Old, Something New Aesthetic

Shell cameo of an angel in high relief from exhibitor Arthur Guy Kaplan.
Shell cameo of an angel in high relief from exhibitor Arthur Guy Kaplan.
  • Bernard Vandeuren's selection of exceptional European antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries includes French “Mazarin” desk from the 18th century with multiple inlays of Sycamore, walnut and various precious woods.

    Bernard Vandeuren's selection of exceptional European antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries includes French “Mazarin” desk from the 18th century with multiple inlays of Sycamore, walnut and various precious woods.

  • Damien Hirst \"Doxylamine\" 2007, Spot etching, Edition of 75.  From John Berggruen Gallery.

    Damien Hirst \"Doxylamine\" 2007, Spot etching, Edition of 75. From John Berggruen Gallery.

Rooted in Victorian times and infused with the energy of today's tech industry, San Francisco is a place where old and new, tradition and innovation, blend seamlessly. West Coast art collectors and designers just as easily mix styles and periods, and flock to find treasures at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (FAS) which opened with a sparkling preview gala on Wed. 

The 34th edition of the show, chaired by leading interior designer Suzanne Tucker, runs with the theme Time After Time: Bringing the Past Present, to celebrate the enduring appeal of fine art, furniture and objects.

SFFAS is open through Sunday at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion with approximately sixty dealers from across the United States and Europe, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts.

“This year, we revived the designers' vignettes at the show entry – designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley -  and it is a true highlight as three creative firms, Fisher Weisman, Allison Caccoma and Geoffrey deSousa showcase the passage of time, and the timelessness of art and antiques,” says Tucker.

Programs over the weekend highlight interior designers and their use of art, objects and antiques in today's interiors. Visitors can stop by for the talks, and then browse the show's offerings.

Friday, October 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Bunny Williams and Brian McCarthy
Moderated by Suzanne Tucker
The Timeless Legacy of Parish-Hadley

Brian J. McCarthy and Bunny Williams will share personal stories and experiences from their years at Parish-Hadley, the legendary interior design firm that set the standard for American style in the finest homes from the 1960s through the 1990s.

DESIGNER SATURDAY
Saturday, October 24, 11:00 a.m.

Suzanne Rheinstein and Jeffry Weisman
Designing with Antiques in a Contemporary World 

Acclaimed designers Suzanne Rheinstein and Jeffry Weisman will come together for a conversation on incorporating antiques into a 21st-century home.

Saturday, October 24, 2:30 p.m.
John Ike, Thomas Kligerman and Joel Barkley
Love, American Style: 150 Years of Shingle Style Houses

Acclaimed architects John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman and Joel Barkley believe the American romance with the shingle style has lasted nearly 150 years because it presents, in an understated way, the best of everything.       
Cultural Partner: Institute of Classical Architecture & Ar

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