The 2014 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

Feel like your life is lacking bling? Well lucky you—this week just happens to be the perfect time to score one-of-a-kind treasures as the 2014 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (SFFAS) descends upon Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion. The theme? The Rush of Gold: Precious Metals in Art & Antiques. 

Starting Thursday, October 23, and going strong until Sunday, October 26, the Show features over sixty international dealers showcasing fine and decorative arts from pretty much any era you can think of. Expect furniture and decorative objects from America, Asia, England, and beyond, as well as paintings, prints, books, photographs, rugs, textiles, and ceramics. Oh, and let’s of course not forget the gold, silver, precious metals, and jewelry.

The show kicked off Wednesday night with a Preview Gala benefiting Enterprise for High School Students, a San Francisco non-profit that offers job readiness training, career exploration, and employment opportunities to Bay Area youth. Starting Thursday, attendees can revel in a veritable goldmine of art and antiques, many made of the precious metals that became fundamental parts of San Francisco’s rich history.

The Show features can’t-miss lectures from some of the most influential and important figures in the design world, so make sure to grab a ticket and get there early. Check out the full list of speakers below: 

 

Friday, October 24

11:00 a.m.

Living Beautifully

Aerin Lauder Founder and Creative Director, AERIN

 

2:30 p.m.

A Voyage of Discovery: The Story of the Salon Doré at the Legion of Honor

Martin Chapman Curator-in-Charge of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 

Designer Saturday

Saturday, October 25

 

11:00 a.m.

Celebrating Icons of Design: A Conversation with Charlotte Moss and Robert Couturier

Robert Couturier, Designer

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Charlotte Moss, Designer, Author, Philanthropist Moderated by Suzanne Tucker, Interior Designer, Tucker & Marks

 

2:30 p.m.

Mindful Design and the Art of Storytelling

Paul Vincent Wiseman

The Wiseman Group, Interior Design, Inc.

Check out coverage from the Opening Gala. 

Claudia Ross, Jenna Hunt

 

Rachel Clinick, Troy Anicete, Kelly Keiser

 

Paul Wiseman.

Jay Jeffers, Michael Purdy

 

Don DuBain and Lori DuBain

 

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