On October 27, San Francisco kicks off the 29th annual Fall Antiques Show
with an opening night preview party hosted by Derek Lam. The show at Fort Mason Center is the oldest international antiques fair on the West Coast and runs October 28-31. Over 60 new and returning dealers will present thousands of decorative and fine art objects representing all styles and periods including American, English, Continental, and Asian furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rugs, textiles, paintings, prints, and photographs.
To celebrate this year's theme, Chinoiserie: Rococo to Eco, guests will be greeted by a two-story, gilded pagoda entrance created by architect Andrew Skurman. Maria Santangelo of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and historian Holland Lynch co- curate the special exhibition, which showcases furnishings, porcelain, lacquer, and fine arts presenting imaginative Western interpretations of Chinese artistic influences. The pieces in this display are on loan from the collections of Ann Getty, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and others.
"Over the last three decades, The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show has emerged as one of the most prestigious art and antiques fairs in the United States," said Lisa Podos, Executive Director of the Show. "With our spectacular exhibitors, sponsors, chairs, and lecturers, as well as our exciting Chinoiserie theme, this year's Show will no doubt continue that tradition."
The fair benefits Enterprise for High School Students
which has a mission of helping teens invest in their own futures and achieve their goals. Gala tickets start at $200. Show tickets are $15 and lecture tickets are $15 each. The complete lecture schedule is below.