San Francisco Fall Antique Show Coming This week


The 2013 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (SFFAS) returns Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27, at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion with its theme this year: Jazz Moderne: Art Deco & the Avant Garde. 

The SFFAS is a vetted show that presents  sixty international specialists in a range of high-end art and antiques collecting areas. San Francisco resident and Bay Area native, Kitty Margolis will serve as Honorary Chair with an elite band of committee members, led by Co-Chairs Michele Goss and Adrianna Pope Sullivan putting on the Ritz for this time-honored show. This year’s focus ties in with the 80th Anniversary of the end of Prohibition, and the transforming design movement that went with that era.  

Here is a look at what SFFAS has to offer this year:

Cocktail Hour in the Café: A Series of Informational Talks

Complimentary talks on subjects related to the show and collecting art and antiques. Wine and cocktails will be served. Located in Café Girandole.

Thursday, 4:30p.m.: An Insider’s Guide to Buying Art & Antiques at Auction
Paul Novak, Appraiser, sponsored by Michaan’s Auctions

Friday, 4:30p.m.: Prohibition Era Cocktails: A Demonstration & Tasting
Brian Van Flandern, Michelin-Rated Mixologist, Sponsored by Tallarico Vodka

Saturday, 4:30p.m.: Investing in Art & Antiques: The Financial Side of Owning Beautiful Things Tom Hainlin, National Investment Strategist, Sponsored by Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank

Guided Show Tours 11:00a.m. and 3:30p.m. 

Thursday-Sunday Sponsored by 1stdibs, these complimentary guided tours of the show will offer attendees informational trips through the myriad of art and antiques, each tour covering different genres. These tours share a deeper knowledge of the wonderful pieces sold by the exhibitors while giving attendees of the show a chance to learn and gain a greater appreciation for the beauty and history they view as they stroll down our aisles. The tours meet in the Grand Entrance Hall of the show. 

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