At the 34th Annual San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, everything you see is for sale. One of the world’s top antique shows is now in its 34th year with more than 10,000 collectors, dealers and scholars expected over the four days, Oct. 22-25, 2015. This year's theme for the Fort Mason Center show is “Time After Time: Bringing the Past Present." Each of the show’s vendors is requested to display one or more precious timepiece—from ancient sundials and 18th-century mantelpiece clocks to pocket watches.
In a space covering 50,000 square feet, the event attracts San Francisco Bay Area exhibitors and others from beyond our shores. More than 60 prestigious experts will display an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts. Styles represented at the show include American, English, Continental and Asian as seen in a wide array of furniture, decorative objects, paintings, prints, photographs, books, precious metals, jewelry, porcelain, rare books, rugs, textiles, sculpture and ceramics.
Periods on display span from antiquity to the 20th century from exhibitors fully vetted in cooperation with the Antiques Dealers Association of California.
The event kicks off with a gala, a grand social event attended by 2,000 supporters and patrons of the arts, with tickets starting at $275. The Opening Night Preview Gala features live music, caviar and vodka bars, champagne service and lovely buffets on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Education has always been a strong suit of the fair. This year's lecture topics cover: “From Downton to Gatsby: Jewelry and Fashion from 1890-1929,” “Gonzague Saint Bris: Castles in Time,” “Avenir, Yesterday and What is to Come,” “The Timeless Legacy of Paris-Hadley,” “Designing With Antiques in a Contemporary World,” and “Love American Style: Shingle Style Architecture.” Tickets are $12 for each talk or $100 for the full series.
Proceeds benefit Enterprise for High School Students, helping San Francisco teenagers map out their work and career options. Limited paid parking is available on-site, and public transportation options to Fort Mason Center include several Muni bus lines to the Marina District.
San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94123