SAN FRANCISCO FALL ANTIQUES SHOW
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The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show at Fort Mason Center: Preview Gala.
Exhibitors: Aedicule, San Francisco, California; Ambianic, San Diego, California; American Garage, Los Angeles, California; The Ames Gallery, Berkeley, California; Antiques Period LLC, Boston, Massachusetts; Arader Galleries, San Francisco, California; ART-Lux, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; John Atzbach, Redmond, Washington; R.M. Barokh Antiques, Beverly Hills, California; Jeff R. Bridgman; American Antiques, Historic York County, Pennsylvania; David Brooker Fine Art, Southport, Connecticut; Buddhist Art, Berlin, Germany; Colonial Arts, San Francisco, California; Joel Cooner Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Jessie Davis Antiques, London, England; Didier Ltd., London, England; Engs-Dimitri Works of Art, Los Angeles, California; Les Enluminures, Chicago, Illinois; epoca San Francisco, California; Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Finnegan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Foster-Gwin, Inc., San Francisco, California; Frank's Fisherman, San Francisco, California; Gallery 925, San Francisco, California; Gioia, New York, New York; Richard Gould Antiques, Los Angeles, California; Hayden & Fandetta Rare Books, New York, New York; Haynes Fine Art of Broadway, Worcestershire , England; Heller Washam Antiques, Portland, Maine; Carlton Hobbs LLC, New York, New York; Iliad, New York, New York; Imari Gallery, Sausalito, California; John Jaffa Antiques, London, England; Georg Jensen Antiques, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kentshire, New York, New York; Lawrence Jeffrey, Litchfield, Connecticut; Lebreton Gallery, San Francisco, California; Galen Lowe Art & Antiques, Seattle, Washington; Mallett, New York, New York; Midori Far Eastern Gallery, Miami, Florida; Milord Antiques, Montreal, Quebec; Susan Ollemans Oriental Art, London, England; Pamela, Malibu, California; Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, Inc., San Francisco, California; Michael Pashby Antiques, New York, New York; Janice Paull, Portmao, Portugal; The Philadelphia Print Shop, Denver, Colorado; Marc Ravet Antiquaire, Boiscommun, France (not sure how they got into this show); J.R. Richards, Los Angeles, California; Il Segno del Tempo, Milano, Italy; G. Sergeant Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut; Spencer Marks, Southampton, Massachusetts; Daniel Stein Antiques, Inc., San Francisco, California; Steinitz, Paris, France; Sarah Stocking Fine Antique Posters, San Francisco, California; Eve Stone Antiques, Ltd., Woodbridge, Connecticut; Kathleen Taylor - The Lotus Collection, San Francisco, California; Jayne Thompson Antiques, Harrodsburg, Kentucky; Trotter Galleries, Carmel, California; Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc., White Plains, New York; Xanadu Gallery LLC, San Francisco, California; Yew Tree House Antiques, New York, New York.
Comment by AB: Yes, dear artsters and connoisseurs of all life's fineries... it's time once again for The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, held annually at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion, the most exquisite art and antiques exhibition The City has to offer. As always, tonight's gala opening night bash benefits Enterprise for High School Students, an eminently admirable organization that provides career resources and employment opportunities for San Francisco youth. Top domestic and international dealers have trundled their way on out to the pier to exhibit the best in antique, period and moderne furniture, rugs, tapestries, oddities, curios, sculpture, jewelry, garden ornaments, antique and modern paintings, rare books, folk and ethnographic art, jewelry, silver, ceramics, flags, photographs, posters and plenty more.
The Festival Pavilion is packed to the rafters with socialites, sycophants, lamb chop addicts, fashion plates, poof balls, strutters, sexpots, and party people of all persuasions, here for the gala preview whoop-dee do, and I do mean whoop-dee-do. The mood is upbeat to say the least, actually more like exuberant, perhaps due to our wild boomtime tech-stoked Bay Area economy. Staid antiques and antiquarians are gradually giving way to purveyors of moderne and postwar furnishings and decorative arts (Mallett and Iliad, New York & epoca, San Francisco, for example); kicky vintage pop culture curiosities (American Garage, Los Angeles); 20th century artist jewelry (Didier Ltd, London); and that's just for starters. The best part? Nobody goes home hungry (or sober)!
The show runs through Sunday and is definitely worth a visit. And now for a smattering of gala scenario snippets for your edification and enjoyment...
Here we are - entrance to The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.
Rare flags at Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques.
Furniture and decorative arts at Antiques Period LLC.
Gilt-bronze porcelain mantle clock (right) at Antiques Period LLC, $36000.
Art deco chais longue at epoca, $21500.
Nautical art, furniture & more at Heller Washam Antiques.
Not sure what it is, but I like it - at Il Segno del Tempo, Milano, Italy.
Illuminated manuscripts at Les Enluminures (nice!).
Sarah Stocking and vintage German posters at Sarah Stocking Antique Posters.
They bring the whole room - at Steinitz, Paris, France.
A little chit chat action at R.M. Barokh, Beverly Hills.
Marvelous Matta cutout at Lebreton, $140,000.
Exquisite jewelled boxes at John Jaffa Antiques, London.
Louise Nevelson jewelry at Didier Ltd, London.
Vintage California paintings at Trotter Galleries, Carmel.
Cherry Granville Redmond poppy painting above closer at Trotter, $650,000.
Clergy gone wild by Marcel Brunery at Haynes Fine Art, London, $65,000.
Fine period Chinese jewelry at Susan Ollemans Oriental Art, $2000-$38000.
Impressive Chinese jar & plenty more at Vandekar of Knightsbridge.
Vintage pop culture at American Garage.
Staffordshire pottery galore at Jessie Davis Antiques, London.
Not quite dessert time yet... back to work...
Ormond Gigli later printing of vintage image at Peter Fetterman, $35000.
Later printing of Barry Lategan Twiggy portrait at Peter Fetterman, $15000.
Fine Georg Jensen silver at Georg Jensen Antiques, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Russian gilt and enamel at John Atzbach - like it.
Etched ivory miniature desk (I think) at R.M. Barokh, Beverly Hills.
Pinkie cam detail of above image.
Cliff House, SF circa 1875 by Ferdinand Richardt at G. Sergeant, $245,000.
Delightful velvet & keyhole partition at Engs-Dimitri Works of Art, LA.
Relative density - The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. See you next year!