Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

It’s here again!  The fabulous, oldest continuously operating international antiques show on the West Coast.  Taking place this weekend at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, the show is featuring Chinoiserie this year!



2010 Preview Party Benefit Gala
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 7 to 9 p.m.
2010 Show

October 28 to October 31, 2010
Thursday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


Take a look at the who is going to be showing this year;

2010 Exhibitors


Wallpaper on canvas, handpainted with chinoiserie ornaments, from the museum Geelvinck-Hinlopen Huis.



Gracie Handpainted Wallpaper

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a big fan of hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper.  Gracie is one of the premiere companies manufacturing these beautiful pieces of art.   Michael Smith, my favorite designer, uses Gracie in many of his designs.


If you’d like to be inspired by Chinoiserie design, check out the lecture series;

Chinoiserie and Japonisme in European Ceramics
Christina Prescott Walker
Thursday, October 28, 11:00 a.m.

China and World Fashion Today
John S. Major
Thursday, October 28, 2:30 p.m

Chinoiserie at Court

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent
Friday, October 29, 11:00 a.m.

Chinoiserie in Britain, 1650-1820

David Beevers
Friday, October 29, 2:30 p.m.

Billy Baldwin: America's King Cotton Decorator
Adam Lewis
Saturday, October 30, 11:00 a.m.

Bringing the Past to Present and Beyond
Bunny Williams
Saturday, October 30, 2:30 p.m.


For a more comprehensive, wonderful post on the Antiques Show, check out Diane Dorrans Saeks blog, The Style Saloniste.

Hope to see you there!


If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself,
not other people. It is easier to protect your
feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.
- Anthony de Mello

1 comment:

Cristin said...

I'll be going on Saturday for sure... not sure I can get up today or tomorrow. So many Halloween activities for the kids to help out with.

Would love to meet you!