San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Benefiting Enterprise for High School Students, celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Festival Pavilion of Fort Mason Center, starting October 27.

Over 60 carefully-vetted new and returning dealers will present a superb array of thousands of best-in-class decorative and fine art objects. This year’s theme, Hidden Treasures, is inspired by the pearl, the treasure hidden within an oyster shell that is the traditional 30th anniversary gift.

Piero Fornasetti “Fiori Della Notte” Table. Italy, 1955. Collection of Trevor Traina. Hedge Gallery, San Francisco.

On Wednesday, October 26, the fair kicks off with its glittering opening night Preview Party, with all proceeds going to Enterprise for High School Students. This year’s benefit will be hosted by internationally renowned chef, Tyler Florence, who has delighted the culinary cognoscenti with his contemporary take on classic cuisine. In keeping with the theme, the Preview Party gala will feature an Oyster Bar, sponsored by 1stdibs, along with a special amuse bouche recipe by Chef Florence.

“I am delighted to be Honorary Chair of this special event, which joins my love of good design with my passion for youth education,” said Chef Florence. “I am inspired by Enterprise for High School Students’ mission of empowering teens to invest in their futures and pursue their goals and passions from a young age.”

“We are thrilled to have Chef Florence serve as this year’s Honorary Chair,” said Lisa Podos, Strategic and Creative Consultant for the show. “His creativity in marrying the contemporary with the classic, bringing new flavor to timeless cuisine, is a perfect metaphor for this year’s theme.”

Honorary Chair Chef Tyler Florence and Show Chair Michele Goss are joined by a roster of outstanding Chairs, including: O.J. and Gary Shansby, Elizabeth and Paul Touw, Laura King Pfaff, Lisa and John Grotts, Jenna Hunt, Jennifer Raiser, Suzanne Tucker and Premier Sponsor Chair, Amanda Wallis, Northern California and Nevada Regional Head of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

Visitors will be welcomed by an eye-catching installation, designed by renowned San Francisco-based architect Andrew Skurman. The special Loan Exhibition, guest curated by Maria Santangelo of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and historian Holland Lynch, will showcase intriguing works of art that have an element of surprise.

The SFFAS features 65 leading decorative and fine arts galleries from across the United States and Europe, including new dealers Antoine Cheneviére Fine Arts from London, Galerie Lefebvre from Paris, and Spencer Marks from Massachusetts, along with returning exhibitors Beauvais Carpets and Kentshire from New York, Susan Ollemans Oriental Art from London, Steinitz from Paris, American Garage and Therien from Los Angeles, epoca and Hackett/Mill from San Francisco, and many others.

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