Carlton Hobbs, the long established international antiques dealer, is delighted to announce his participation in the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show this fall, which will take place from Thursday, October 29th through Sunday, November 1st.
“We love the atmosphere of the San Francisco show and look forward to seeing our West coast clients there, as well as visiting a number of very exciting decorating projects under way in the area at the moment,” said Hobbs, whose New York gallery is located at 60 East 93rd Street in the Vanderbilt Mansion.
While the rare pieces on display will cover a wide range of dates from the 17th to the 20th century, reflecting the diversity of Carlton Hobbs’ inventory, there is a pleasing harmony to the group in their shared hues, which is dominated by deep reds and silver-gilt tones, and unusual sculptural forms which originate from the baroque. This applies even to the coral mounted and silvered mirrors dated circa 1940 from Schloss Darstadt and to the massive pair of flared champleve vases from the 19th century, signed by Barbedienne.
Other highlights include a unique set of three Austrian maritime oil paintings with incorporated polychrome carved relief hinged panels, including a profusion of allegorical and heraldic detail, possibly representing the ascension of the Habsburg dynasty to the thrones of Bohemia and Hungary in 1521.
Also on view will be an extremely rare 17th century English red and white lacquered cabinet on its original silver-gilt stand and a pair of late 17th century red lacquer side tables of unique organic form supporting important specimen lumachella tops, which previously stood in the Palazzo Colonna in Rome.