Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The 2014 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

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.

Grand Entry Hall designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley

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


 Foster-Gwin, Inc.

 Finnegan Gallery


 Carlton Hobbs LLC


Haynes Fine Art of Broadway

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.

Aerin Lauder in conversation with Pamela Jaccarino of Luxe Interiors + Design

Martin Chapman

Suzanne Tucker, Designers Circle Chair in conversation with Charlotte Moss

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.

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Eric Petsinger of epoca, Josephine Delille of Arader Galleries and Carrie Imberman of Kentshire speaking at the Dealers Discussion during Cocktail Hour

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SFC&G Editor in Chief, Alisa Carroll, in conversation with Designers Circle members, Kendall Wilkinson and Thomas Kligerman, during Designers Dialogue at Cocktail Hour

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Renowed photographer, Fred Lyon, speaking at the Loan Exhibition Breakfast

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Former curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jared Goss, signing copies of his new book, French Art Deco

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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.

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EHSS Executive Director, Tony DiStefano with Enterprise students at the Show

Our incredible 2014 exhibitors included:
  • Aedicule
  • Ambianic
  • 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
  • epoca
  • 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
  • Kentshire
  • Lawrence Jeffrey
  • Lebreton
  • Galen Lowe Art & Antiques
  • Mallett
  • 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
  • Piraneseum
  • 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:

Presenting Sponsors
Brooks Brothers, Luxe Interiors + Design, PURE Insurance, Sotheby’s International Realty

Principal Sponsors
Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, Bonhams, Cosentino, HEWN, Ike Kligerman Barkley, Napa Ridge Winery, Ryan Associates, VIA International - The Digital Concierge

Supporting Sponsors
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

Media Sponsors
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!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Designers Circle Party at HEWN

On Tuesday, September 23rd, HEWN opened its showroom at the San Francisco Design Center for the Designers Circle Party for the Fall Antiques Show.  The Designers Circle is the show’s prominent patron group of the best and brightest interior designers and architects in the Bay Area and beyond.  Jeff Holt, Kathleen Navarra and Peter West of HEWN greeted guests in their gorgeous showroom, with live music, lovely cocktails and nibbles and a killer gift bag. Designer Circle Chair, Suzanne Tucker, also on hand, made remarks about the upcoming show and thanked the hosts. A fabulous evening for a very talented crowd!