John William Godward (1861–1922)
Oil on canvas, 20 x 32 inches
Courtesy Trinity House Paintings

A very rare painted and gilded tree pedestal in the manner of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Probably Rome. 17th Century. Courtesy Carlton Hobbs.

October 26–29, 2017; Opening Night Preview Gala on October 25

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA

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An antique gold and diamond bangle bracelet of open strié design, the front decorated with three flower clusters of old mine diamonds, in 18k and silver; with antique case. France. Atw. 5.28 ct. Diamonds. Circa 1870. Courtesy Kentshire.

The longest running international art and antiques show on the West Coast, this year’s San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show will be showcasing 50 dealers from around the globe to gather at the historic Fort Mason Center for a five day fair. As a hometown nod to the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s historic Summer of Love, the 2017 Show theme will be “FLOWER POWER: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design.” For centuries, floral imagery has carried with it a rich, visual symbolism — be it mythological, religious, or romantic in theme — which has been explored through textiles, furniture, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and more.

This year’s Fall Art & Antiques Show will look to celebrate the tradition of floral imagery across a wide variety of mediums with an astounding collection of fine and decorative arts from antiquity to present day. “From Watteau to Warhol, Flower Power is fertile ground for cultivating a uniquely curated assortment of art and antiques that will appeal to a wide audience, from the contemporary collector to the antiquities aficionado,” notes the Show.

Among this year’s exhibitors are Gallery 925, American Garage, Arader Galleries, Butchoff Antiques, Carlton Hobbs LLC, Clinton Howell Antiques, epoca, Peter Finer, Foster-Gwin, Inc., Kentshire, Schillay Fine Art, Steinitz, Trinity House Paintings, and Yew Tree House. As per tradition, 100% of the Show’s proceeds will go to benefit Enterprise for Youth, the San Francisco nonprofit that empowers youth by providing intensive workshops, career counseling and exploration training, and a broad network of advisors, peers, paid internships, and a job bank. The Opening Night Preview Gala on October 25th will additionally benefit Enterprise for Youth.

“The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show is one of the oldest and most revered shows in the country, if not the world, with the best opening night gala bar none!” boasts Show Chair Suzanne Tucker.