October shows: San Francisco Fall Antiques, Grandma’s Treasures in Palo Alto

The San Francisco show's floral theme is more than evident in this enameled women's pocket watch, circa 1900, by J. Schultz, with a 17-jewel movement and a Longines case. It's being presented at the show by Lang Antiques. (Photo courtesy of San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show)

When it comes to antiques, you don’t typically think of the Summer of Love.

But this year’s prestigious San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show is using the 50th anniversary of that event to remind us that “flower power” has long been a part of the antiques world.

The San Francisco show’s floral theme is more than evident in this enameled women’s pocket watch, circa 1900, by J. Schultz, with a 17-jewel movement and a Longines case. It’s being presented at the show by Lang Antiques. (Photo courtesy of San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show)

“Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design” will be the theme of the Oct. 26-29 show and sale, now in its 36th year. One of the most highly regarded antiques shows on the West Coast, the event will feature 60 dealers from around the world, a lecture series, book signings, cocktail hour talks and a preview gala. Topics will include bohemian trendsetters, floral design, home gardens and more.

The always-stunning vignettes will greet visitors in the grand entry hall. Look for works this year by designers Pamela Babey, Jay Jeffers, Edward Lobrano and Kendall Wilkinson.

All activities are held at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-28, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets: $20 at the door, $15 in advance. Lectures: $10. The preview gala is Oct. 25. Details: 415-989-9019, or www.sffas.org. Proceeds benefit Enterprise for High School Students.

Palo Alto treasures: The 13th annual Grandma’s Treasures fall sale is set for Saturday, Oct. 28, and happens in conjunction with the annual Artistry Faire. Find a blend of antique and vintage goodies, along with Asian-inspired and hand-crafted wearable art, ceramics, jewelry, glass and even bonsai.

Among the heirloom items for sale will be kimonos and obis, Japanese art and Chinese textiles.

The place to shop is the Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: 650-856-0123; www.pabt.org. Proceeds assist the Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Women’s Association.

Expert appraisals: The 110-year-old Saratoga Foothill Club, in conjunction with Bonhams of San Francisco, will present a fundraising Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 21. Members of the public may bring up to six items for verbal appraisal. Categories include jewelry, art, furniture, decorative arts, books, technology and Asian art. (No coins, stamps.)

At noon, Dessa Goddard, Bonhams’ director of Asian art, will talk about her experiences with art

Source:: East Bay – Lifestyle

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