What a year, what a show! The 33rd Annual San Francisco Fall Antiques Show presented the best art and antiques dealers from around the world with a “Rush of Gold” theme. Presenting Sponsors this year included Brooks Brothers, Luxe Interiors + Design, PURE Insurance and Sotheby’s International Realty.
Guests entered Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason into a massive digital video installation created by the architecture firm, Ike Kligerman Barkley. Slow-motion goldfish, gold flakes, Champagne bubbles and the gears of a 19th century skeleton clock filled six 20 foot tall screens. The effect was mesmerizing, unexpected and perfectly captured the grandeur of gold.
Once inside guests had rows of beauty to take in (and purchase). Paintings, drawings, furniture, decorative arts, rare books, silver, jewelry, rugs and textiles from across the centuries and around the world.
Guests shopping at the show
Carlton Hobbs LLC
Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, Inc.
The Show Exhibition focused on the gold rush era and showcased beautiful and historic pieces from this period, including pieces from the recently found “Saddle Ridge Hoard” and a 75 ounce California gold nugget, just discovered in July on loan from Kagins and pieces on loan from Shreve & Co. and the Society of California Pioneers. A series of captivating photographs by renowned photographer Fred Lyon focused on San Francisco a century after the Gold Rush-and looked at the city that grew out of this era.
2014 Loan Exhibition booth
75 ounce California Gold Nugget courtesy of Kagin's Inc.
Antique Gold and Diamond Portrait Hinged Bangle Bracelet courtesy of Shreve & Co.
18K Gold Presentation Chalice courtesy of The Society of California Pioneers Museum
San Francisco Cable Car by Fred Lyon courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery
The opening night Preview Gala drew 2,000 guests with cocktails, sumptuous caviar & vodka bars, gourmet dinner and dessert buffets and live music. The best party in town!
The Fall Antiques Show Committee:
Adrianna Pope Sullivan, Peter Mueller, Toni Wolfson and Alison Carlson
Honorary Chair, Dede Wilsey and Colin Bailey
Connoisseurs Circle Chair, Michele Goss and Jared Goss
Collectors Circle Chair, Laura King Pfaff and Kathy Best, Designers Circle member
Benefactors Chairs, Charlot and Gregory Malin
Aficionados Chairs, Michael and Letitia Kim
Enthusiasts Chairs, Wheeler S. Griffith, and Michelle Harris
Peter Lago and Elisabeth Thieriot, Marin County Regional Chair
Thomas Kligerman and FAS Director, Ariane Trimuschat
The 2014 Lecture Series catered to a sold out crowd with a prestigious roster of speakers including Aerin Lauder, Charlotte Moss, Paul Vincent Wiseman, Juliet Weir de La Rochefoucauld, Martin Chapman and Kevin Jones.
Paul Vincent Wiseman
The Show programming, complimentary to all attendees, always draws a crowd to mix, mingle and learn more about the world of art and antiques.
Eric Petsinger of epoca, Josephine Delille of Arader Galleries and Carrie Imberman of Kentshire speaking at the Dealers Discussion during Cocktail Hour
SFC&G Editor in Chief, Alisa Carroll, in conversation with Designers Circle members, Kendall Wilkinson and Thomas Kligerman, during Designers Dialogue at Cocktail Hour
Renowed photographer, Fred Lyon, speaking at the Loan Exhibition Breakfast
Former curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jared Goss, signing copies of his new book, French Art Deco
Larry French of Buccellati at an evening reception sponsored by Gump's
100% of proceeds from the show go directly to the non-profit Enterprise for High School Students, which empowers and prepares young people for success in employment and higher education.
EHSS Executive Director, Tony DiStefano with Enterprise students at the Show
Our incredible 2014 exhibitors included:
- American Garage
- The Ames Gallery
- Arader Gallery
- Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
- David Brooker Fine Art
- Sue Brown
- Carlson & Stevenson
- Colonial Arts
- William Cook
- Joel Cooner Gallery
- Jesse Davis Antiques
- De Angelis
- Clive Devenish Antiques
- Peter Fetterman Gallery
- Finnegan Gallery
- Foster-Gwin, Inc.
- Frank’s Fisherman
- Gallery 925
- Richard Gould Antiques
- Anne Hauck Art Deco
- Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers
- Haynes Fine Art of Broadway
- Carlton Hobbs LLC
- Imari Gallery
- Georg Jensen Antiques
- Stephen Kalms Antiques
- Lawrence Jeffrey
- Galen Lowe Art & Antiques
- Midori Gallery Far Eastern Art
- Milord Antiques
- Susan Ollemans Oriental Art
- Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, Inc.
- Michael Pashby Antiques
- Past Era Antique Jewelry
- Janice Paull Portugal
- The Philadelphia Print Shop
- JR Richards
- James Sansum Fine and Decorative Art
- Il Segno del Tempo
- G. Sargent Antiques
- Spencer Marks
- Daniel Stein Antiques, Inc.
- Sarah Stocking Fine Antiques Posters
- Eve Stone Antiques Ltd.
- Kathleen Taylor
- The Lotus Collection
- Jayne Thompson Antiques
- Trotter Galleries
- Ursus Books and Prints
- Vandueren Galleries, Inc.
- Yew Tree House Antiques
Many thanks to our 2014 Sponsors:
Brooks Brothers, Luxe Interiors + Design, PURE Insurance, Sotheby’s International Realty
Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, Bonhams, Cosentino, HEWN, Ike Kligerman Barkley, Napa Ridge Winery, Ryan Associates, VIA International - The Digital Concierge
AXA Art Americas Corporation, The Battery, J. Riccardo Benavides, Blue Angel Vodka, Burns & Associates Fine Printing, Christie’s, Coupar Consulting, Daniels & Wolfson Jewelers, Lisa Davis PR, Ken Fulk, G3 Enterprises, Garibaldis, Gump’s, Heritage Auctions, Hint, Sue Fisher King, Laline, Lawrence Fine Art Services, Michaan’s Auctions, One Kings Lane, Paragon Real Estate Group, San Francisco Cottages & Gardens, Shreve & Co., The St. Regis San Francisco, Wilmington Trust
Apollo. The International Art Magazine., Art & Antiques Magazine, The Art Newspaper, C Magazine, California Home + Design, Nob Hill Gazette, Red Carpet Bay Area, San Francisco magazine, The Scout Guide, Veranda
The 2014 Fall Antiques Show thanks our Exhibitors, Sponsors, Patrons, Cultural Partners, Lecturers and wonderful Volunteers for making our 33rd annual show a huge success! We look forward to seeing you all next year!