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Peter Fetterman Gallery

 

Peter Fetterman has been deeply involved in the medium of photography for over 30 years. Initially a filmmaker and collector, he set up his first gallery over 20 years ago. He was one of the pioneer tenants of Bergamot Station, the Santa Monica Center of the Arts when it first opened in 1994. The Peter Fetterman Gallery has one of the largest inventories of classic 20th century photography in the country, particularly in humanist photography. Diverse holdings include work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Willy Ronis, André Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lillian Bassman, Pentti Sammallahti, Stephen Wilkes and Jeffrey Conley. Peter and his colleagues are committed to promoting the awareness and appreciation of the most powerful of the mediums in an intimate, user-friendly salon environment. He shares the following about the upcoming show: “The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show has continually been a successful show for us, allowing our gallery to connect with great Bay Area clients. We find that this antiques show tends to have a very sophisticated attendance, mostly connoisseurs with serious and educated knowledge of what we exhibit.”

 

Sid Avery, Frank Sinatra at a Capital Records Recording Session in Los Angeles, 1958. 
C-Print, 20 x 16 inches. ©Estate of Sid Avery.

“Many of the pieces we are bringing are an extension of our upcoming Frank Sinatra & Audrey Hepburn - A Life in Pictures exhibition that opens in our gallery on November 1, so that will be a highlight of our booth, and I suspect a highlight of the whole show as they are both proven crowd favorites.”

 

Elliott Erwitt, Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1956.
Platinum print, 30 x 40 in, Ed. Of 12. ©Elliott Erwitt.

“The Elliott Erwitt print of Marilyn Monroe, along with his famous Malibu Kiss image, will be exhibited at the Fall Antiques Show as rare 30x40 limited edition (12) platinum prints of which these are the only remaining copies.”

 

Ansel Adams, Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944.
Gelatin silver print, 15 x 19 in.

Paul Caponigro, Running White Deer, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1967. 
Signed gelatin silver print. 8 x 20 inches.

“The Ansel Adams and Caponigro prints are rare hand-made silver gelatin gems. These are an exhibition extension as well, following the closing of our current exhibition, American Masters: The Silver Print, honoring the endangered art form of traditional darkroom printing and those who mastered the medium.”

 

Yousuf Karsh, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1956
Gelatin silver print. 20 x 16 in.

“Yousuf Karsh is arguably the greatest portrait photographer of the 20th Century, and the O'Keeffe print is truly masterful and will be flanked by his iconic portraits of Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein.”

 

Additional works from Stephen Wilkes, Jeffrey Conley, Ormond Gigli and San Francisco legendary figures Fred Lyon and Ruth Bernhard will also be on display. The Peter Fetterman Gallery will be at booth #38.

Vandeuren Galleries

 

A passionate collector of French, continental and Beidermeier antiques, Bernard Vandeuren established his antiques store in the heart of Los Angeles in 2002 as a complement to his flourishing fine art frame atelier. His ever-changing collection of exceptional, pedigreed fine French and European and rare antiques from the Louis XV, Regency and Beidermeier periods is carefully curated and hand selected during his trips to Europe:

"We were so impressed with the opening night event and our sales results after last year's show that we couldn't pass up the opportunity to exhibit this year. We organized to have a new shipment of antiques arriving from Europe which will be shown to the public for the very first time at the show."

 

French Mazarin desk
Multiple inlays of Sycamore, walnut and various precious woods
18th century
W 41.5 inches D 23 inches H 33 inches

“This is a extraordinary desk from France, rare and beautiful, with superb craftsmanship, especially with the sublime inlays with woods like Sycamore.” 

 

Austrian Armoire/Commode
Multiple walnut inlays
Circa 1760
H 81 inches W 66 inches D 26.5 inches

“A simply magnificent, magistral cabinet from ca. 1760 which features superb wood inlays on the front and side panels, as well as an interior that has never been altered and has kept the extraordinary original hardware.” 

 

Austrian Dresser/Commode 
Multiple inlays on drawers and top of the chest
Circa 1800
W 49.5 inches H 36 inches D 26.25 inches

“Another masterpiece from the pre-Biedermeier era with a classic charm because of its understated elegance.” 

 

Portuguese chest
Solid rosewood
19th century

“This superb chest – which comes in two pieces and has doors that open on the side - is quite a remarkable eye catching piece of furniture that would complement both a classic or modern interior.”

 

Vandeuren Galleries will be at booth #17.

William Siegal Gallery

 

For over 40 years, William Siegal has assembled the world’s largest collection of Andean Textiles dating from 750 BC to the 19th Century. Ceremonial objects & artifacts from Meso & South American cultures, Ancient Chinese, Southeast Asia, African and Indonesian museum-quality pieces are also represented. The William Siegal Gallery is located in Santa Fe’s dynamic Railyard District, now a major arts destination throughout the world and the central location of Santa Fe’s contemporary art scene. It is a high-concept space that exhibits a distinguished collection of ancient art and artifacts alongside contemporary works of art, a rare opportunity to appreciate art that spans 5,000 years and many different cultures, while inspiring a new collecting sensibility; the remarkable dialogue between the pieces is always surprising and profound.

 

Here are two San Francisco Fall Antiques Show previews from the William Siegal Gallery:

Feathered Panel
Nasca Culture - Peru
200 - 600 AD
Blue Macaw Feathers on Cotton Ground
90 x 37 inches

Excavated from the well known temple site at Corral Redondo in 1948, this Huari Feathered Panel is one of the most recognizable of all Pre-Columbian feather textiles. With sister examples hanging in museum collections around the world, and numerous appearances in publications on the Huari (or Wari ) Culture, it is an iconic example of Andean workmanship and aesthetics.

 

Mosaic Mask
Aztec Culture - Meso America
1350 - 1521 AD
Gold, Coral, Turquoise on wood
6 x 5.75 x 2.75 inches

Unlike the ferocious expressions typically portrayed in mosaic masks of the Aztec and Mixtec, this exceedingly rare example - originally collected by Alfred Stendahl in the 1950's - has a very meditative expression with downward gazing eyes and a closed mouth.

 

William Siegal Gallery will be at booth #55.

James Sansum Fine and Decorative Art

 

Founded in 2002, James Sansum Fine and Decorative art is located on the upper east side of Manhattan. The gallery offers a diverse selection of American and European furniture and decorative objects, as well as Asian works of art and Old Master drawings, from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. In addition, James Sansum exhibits contemporary art and design, created by a select group of international painters, photographers and sculptors. James Sansum has been a fine art and antiques dealer for more than twenty years. He has written extensively on art and design, and has curated several critically acclaimed exhibitions on European boxes, textiles, and works on paper. With his extensive training and eye for the unusual, Sansum combines a scholarly background with a modern design sensibility to offer an array of truly exceptional pieces.

James states the following on the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show:
“The Fall Antiques Show is an iconic event; the oldest and finest antiques show on the West Coast. I am honored to be included as an exhibitor, and am always amazed by the caliber of beautiful and rare objects, at every price point, on display. In addition, the fact that the show solely benefits a worthy charitable organization, Enterprise for High School Students, makes it doubly important, especially with the glut of art and antiques fairs solely driven by profit.
I play a game at every art and antiques show, whether I am in a buying mood or not. Walking the aisles, as if on a treasure hunt, I look for my favorite pieces, and then, after some contemplation, choose my dream purchase. Sometimes it is a painting by an iconic artist and other times it is a humble object with extraordinary charm. It’s an amusing way to engage the eye and to hone one’s collecting skills. I also recommend that visitors take advantage of the concentrated gathering of experts in the various fields of the fine and decorative arts, namely the exhibiting dealers at the show. Questions are always welcome and free of charge!”

Highlights for the James Sansum offering include:

Shoolbred Cabinet, circa 1875


Made in England in circa 1875, this fine and rare Aesthetic Movement cabinet is ebonized with incised motifs and painted panels on gilded grounds depicting floral and foliate motifs in the Japanese taste as well as architectural motifs in the Pompeiian taste, all of the highest quality. The design is attributed to H.W. Batley (1846-1932), a well known artistic figure in the late nineteenth century. A pupil of Bruce Talbert, Batley produced designs with a distinct Asian influence for textiles and furniture for such well known cabinet markers at Collinson & Lock and James Shoolbred & Co. This cabinet, retaining its original Shoolbred label, is an important and documented example of the Aesthetic taste in England that influenced such American designers as the Herter Brothers and Louis Comfort Tiffany.

 

Avisseau Charger, circa 1850


Made in France in circa 1850, this rare large Palissy ware charger, depicting reptiles, amphibians and crustaceans, is attributed to Charles-Jean Avisseau (1795-1861). Palissy Ware is a nineteenth century term for ceramics produced in the style of the famous sixteenth century French potter, Bernard Palissy (circa 1510-1590), who popularized a rustic form of ceramic art that has endured to this day. Referring to his own work as “rustique,” Palissy created a distinctive style of polychrome lead-glazed earthenware (majolica) in a somber earth-toned palette, using naturalistic motifs in high relief. He is best known for the grotto he created for Catherine de Medici at Tuileries Palace. His distinctive style of pottery is characterized by three-dimensional animals, often aquatic, such as snakes, fish, lizards, frogs and snails, arranged onto large platters with each component modeled and painted individually. Palissy's slinking lizards, coiled snakes, and scaly fish inspired a bevy of European artisans to reinterpret his work, and energize a revival movement that would last until the end of the nineteenth century. The most important figure in the revivalist movement of the art of Palissy was Charles-Jean Avisseau, whose determination and skill led to the discovery in 1843 of Palissy's lost secrets for glazing and enameling, which created a new enthusiasm for ceramic rustic ware that endured for almost fifty years. His work influenced scores of ceramists across France and well beyond its borders.

 

Steiner Watercolor, 1810


A noted Swiss painter, draftsman and engraver, Emanuel Steiner first studied painting in Winterthur with J.R. Schellenberg. He also trained in Zurich as an etcher with G.C.F. Oberkogler. In 1796, Steiner moved to Dresden to study under the eminent painter, Anton Graff, at the Academy, where he remained for several years. In 1803, Steiner lived in Rome for some time before moving to Paris, where he worked for several years before returning to Switzerland. His collection of copper engravings was the basis for the Print Room in Winterthur, which holds two oil paintings and several watercolors and drawings by Steiner. This fine still life watercolor, in its original frame, is signed, dated 1810, and included in the artist’s catalogue raisonné. Considered one of Steiner’s finest works, this watercolor depicts flowers in a footed coupe on a stone ledge with many different insects, including butterflies, and a salamander, all drawn with assurance and finesse.

 

James Sansum Fine and Decorative Art will be at booth #50.

Doris Leslie Blau

 

With three decades of expertise, Doris Leslie Blau offers a curated collection of antique and vintage carpets that speak to today's customer. The collection encompasses some of the world's oldest, rarest and most astonishing pieces, such as finely-woven Persian Tabrizes or Sultanabads, oversized Turkish Oushaks, unusual Indian weavings, exceptional Russian, Bessarabian, Spanish, English, and French antique and vintage rugs, as well as more recent 20th century modern Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco rugs. The weaving techniques are as eclectic as the countries of origin: flat-woven, hand-knotted, hooked, shaggy and needlepoint are only a few examples from the Doris Leslie Blau collection expanding as far as Morocco, Scandinavia, China, and the United States.

Doris Leslie Blau will be displaying the following three carpets on the walls of their booth, and several other smaller ones on the floor:

 

An early 20th century Persian Art Deco rug


This Persian Art Deco rug is of perfect symmetry and supreme elegance. The sea-blue center crosses the graphic linear border and creates a powerful chromatic and tonal contrast with the beige background. A bold vertical vine, issuing thin black and white leaves, further emphasizes the striking symmetry of the design. The rug is 100% wool, hand-knotted. The Art Deco style owes its name to the first major exhibition of decorative arts to be held after the First World War: L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. The undeniable elegance of the custom at the event has served as inspiration for interior designers the world over, delivering a dramatic change of style to furnishings in general, and early 20th century rugs and carpets in particular. Decorative arts of this period, sometimes known as the Machine Age, are characterized by a streamlined appearance - which can be seen in this vintage Art Deco carpet.

 

A circa 1940's vintage Swedish flat-woven rug. 


This rug is made of 100% wool, hand-woven. Alternating geometric shapes in blue, beige and grey, this timeless piece is modernist and sophisticated. It bears a woven signature in the edge: CW. In Sweden, carpets and rugs have been hand-knotted in wool for centuries, taking on many different forms and functions over the course of time. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the craft was seen as being an important artistic and cultural practice throughout Sweden, and designers began to make rugs that had a broad international appeal. Scandinavian rugs from the mid-twentieth century, endorsed by such fixtures of modernism as Le Corbusier, Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright, remain among the most desirable and sought-after in the rug world.

 

A circa 1940's vintage Indian Dhurrie 


This Dhurrie brings modern qualities to traditional Indian ornamental details. Stylized floral elements are alternating in rows mimicking Indian preyer beads or flower garlands. The chromatic scheme is modern: blue and beige with saffron-yellow accents as proof of its Indian identity. The rug is 100% cotton, hand-woven in the traditional Dhurrie style. In the twentieth century, Dhurries began to be recognized and lauded as a significant art form of the Indian subcontinent. Transcending social boundaries, the Dhurrie flat-woven rugs were used by both commoner and royalty, as versatile and welcome in a dirt-floor hut as they are in the most palatial home. At its simplest, a Dhurrie is a multi-purpose textile used as a floor covering, or for bedding or packaging, while the most elaborate examples were woven with the finest fibers and enhanced by gold-wrapped thread and graced the palaces of royalty.

 

Doris Leslie Blau will be at booth #7.

Aedicule

 

Aedicule's Peter Werkhoven is an award-winning European master gilder and frame maker, specializing in the conservation of picture frames, antique objects and historical architecture. 

He trained at the historic Dutch firm, Gehring & Heijdenrijk in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, under Paul Gehring, a third generation frame maker, mastering the craft of gilding and antique restoration/conservation for more than 10 years, before opening his atelier in San Francisco in 2003.

Antique relics dating from as far back as the 13th Century up to this era have passed through Peter's studio and have received conservation treatments. Aedicule goes to great lengths to achieve historical accuracy and preservation, and subscribes to the American Institute of Conservation's Code of Ethics. The conservation of picture frames, antique furniture and artifacts is one of Aedicule's specialties. While every item is unique and requires a different approach, all work carried out is always done with integrity to the original object.

Peter says:
"I look forward to the Fall Antiques Show because it is a great way to reconnect with my clients and colleagues. It is energizing to stroll around and see what other galleries are offering, to make friends and to find ideas that I can incorporate into my business. The opening gala is always a wonderful celebration, and the highlight of the fall season here in San Francisco!
Also, we are very excited this year to announce that we are offering examples of gilded wall paneling in our antique picture frames. So, on top of presenting our beautifully hand carved and gilded antique  - but usually empty - picture frames, we will be displaying samples of the ancient usage of karat gilding through our wall paneling. We feel that from a design perspective, this will be a great addition to our booth and will be very inspiring to both designers and individuals.”

 

 

Here are some more highlights from Aedicule:

An Italian, Venetian, black molding frame with various ripples, circa 1750

 

A rare Portuguese carved and gilt frame, circa 1680.

 

Continental giltwood carved looking glass, 18th century, with a floral crest surmounting the rectangular looking glass, flanked with a molded border

Aedicule will be at booth #56.

Carlson & Stevenson Antiques

 

Phyllis Carlson and Timothy Stevenson of Carlson & Stevenson Antiques – based in Manchester, Vermont - specialize in early 19th century watercolors, folk art, and painted furniture.

Here are a few Fall Antiques Show previews from Carlson & Stevenson:

 

"Oh My, She's very Leveled Headed - Her Father was a Lawyer!" signed By Barbara Shermund. 
Original cartoon for the New Yorker Magazine published in the July 30, 1927 issue.
Framed and matted, measuring 29.5 inches high by 34 inches wide.

Go Right on Working - We Won't Mind! signed by Barbara Shermund. 
Original cartoon for the New Yorker Magazine published in the June 4, 1927 issue.
Framed and matted, measuring 27.5 inches high by 35 inches wide.

Barbara Shermund (1899-1978) was born in San Francisco, the daughter of a sculptor and an architect, who encouraged her art talent. She attended the California School of Fine Arts. At 20 she moved to New York City where she began working for The New Yorker within its first months of existence in 1925 – both writing and drawing cartoons.
She painted eight covers and drew hundreds of cartoons for The New Yorker. Shermund’s humor was essential for the times. She went on to become a contributing cartoonist at Esquire, Life, and Collier’s Weekly. She is included in New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly’s book Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons.  She was voted in as one of the earliest female members of the National Cartoonist Society in 1950. Shermund’s worldly style features gay and snappy satires; and the foibles of various proud elements of society and the intelligentsia became hilarious targets of her artist wit. 

Of special note: The capital "R" on the first piece is Harold Ross's (The New Yorker's founder and first publisher) approval of the cartoon. In the first 5 years or so, nothing got in an issue of  The New Yorker without this approval. This is referenced in the book My Years with Ross by James Thurber, page 61.
In the early years of the magazine, artwork was returned to the artist after printing; not today!

 

Four 1960s modern paintings.
Part of a set of sixteen that will be brought to the Fall Antiques Show.

These were found in Gloucester, Mass. There is a signature on one, but it can't be authenticated. They measure 12 inches high by 14.5 inches wide, matted and framed.

 

Two watercolors by J.J. Wilson

These watercolors were painted in the 1890's  by J.J. Wilson, after George Catlin who first painted the American Indians in the 1830's. We will be showing seven of them. Above are the green corn dance and a sweat lodge. These have an interesting provenance: the pictures were stored for 30 years by a book dealer who received them from Rocky and Avis Gardner, noted antique dealers from the post World War II era. They are referred to in Elizabeth Stillinger's book on American Folk Art A Kind of Archaeology, a book about those who found and collected early American Folk Art.

 

A pair of late 19th century European (probably Swiss) metal painted and decorated beds. 

Both ends and the side panels are painted and decorated. Condition of both is very good.

 

Carlson & Stevenson Antiques will be at booth #57.

Enterprise for High School Students

 

For more than thirty years, the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show has raised funds for Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS). The mission of EHSS is to engage and empower San Francisco Bay Area high school students to discover career opportunities and cultivate their individual interests through training, guidance, and employment experiences in a diverse and supportive learning environment. Enterprise for High School Students was founded in 1969 by Gladys Thacher, a non-profit visionary and champion of young people, who also helped found the San Francisco Education Fund, San Francisco Village, and Lifeprint, formerly Alumnae Resources/Lifeplan Center. Since then, EHSS has evolved from helping a handful of students find summer jobs into an integrated group of programs that combine job-readiness training with experiential learning. More than 20,000 San Francisco teenagers, including youth from almost every public and private high school in San Francisco, have learned the skills and values essential to workplace success at EHSS. EHSS programs provide students with the ability and opportunity to find and retain jobs, explore career opportunities through internships and job shadowing, get career and college counseling, and develop life skills crucial for their transition from high school to adult life. EHSS also operates one of San Francisco's largest job banks focused exclusively on high school students.


EHSS workshop training session

 

Learning in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment, Enterprise for High School Students' members gain more than valuable skills and training. They acquire confidence. They build trusting relationships with supportive adult counselors. They serve as role models to their peers. And, they realize the world is truly open to them through education, work, and career.


EHSS workshop training session

 

Interview with Tony DiStefano, Executive Director of Enterprise for High School Students:

 

How long has Enterprise for High School Students been involved with the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show? 
For 34 years; the Fall Antiques Show originated as a fundraiser for Enterprise.

 

Over the years, how has this association with the SFFAS impacted the efforts and goals of the EHSS? 
We quite literally would not exist if it weren’t for the Show. Unlike national nonprofits, single city nonprofits seldom last for decades and decades. We’re in our 46th year! Over the years, the Fall Antiques Show has been a very important source of consistently reliable funding for EHSS. The Show currently provides about a third of our operating budget.

 

Would you be able to share with us some stories of students, whose lives have been positively affected by their association with EHSS? 
Yes, our Facebook page Humans of EHSS details quite a few of our success stories. Here's just two of them:

When Glendy was a high school junior, speakers from Enterprise came to school to introduce Enterprise’s programs and explain how students could develop skills to find jobs, become good employees, and make plans for the future. Glendy joined because she needed to gain work experience. She also wanted to improve her communication skills and learn how to work in a professional environment. At the time, she was five months pregnant so she needed to figure out how to help her husband support their baby.
After joining This Way Ahead, Glendy had trouble adjusting to her new workload. Not only was she involved in TWA, but she was also in summer school. Lastly, her baby was growing more and more each day, which was both physically and emotionally exhausting. It was a lot to handle all at once. She often felt overwhelmed, but her EHSS counselors, Marcia and Rik, were incredibly supportive; they gave her positive encouragement and advice on how to balance so many demands at once. After the first four months of TWA training, Glendy was worried that Old Navy would not hire her for a summer internship. Marcia removed all fear and doubt, assuring her that she was a great candidate and that employers could not discriminate against her because she was pregnant.
Glendy is currently a full-time mom attending her second year at San Francisco State University, where she is majoring in criminal justice. She would like to thank the staff at Enterprise for helping her throughout her pregnancy. She is thankful for everything she learned while in TWA. Now, she knows how to speak to others professionally yet still be herself, maintaining a balance between the two that is appropriate for the work environment. After graduating from SFSU, she plans to go to law school. We are proud of Glendy and wish her good luck on her path to becoming a lawyer!


Glendy (far right) at her program graduation ceremony.

 

Qinglin was only four years old when she and her family left China and immigrated to the U.S. Because of the language barrier, Qinglin felt isolated from the other children, which was very detrimental to her self-confidence. Fortunately, she and her older sister were experiencing the same issues so they supported each other.
During her sophomore year at Lowell High School, Qinglin applied for Enterprise’s Pathways program because she wanted the opportunity to gain work experience. Although she did not perform strongly during her practice interview at EHSS, her self-awareness pushed her to cultivate her skills until she was finally more comfortable with the interviewing process. Once she graduated from Pathways, she became a Junior Caddie at the Olympic Club over the summer. She did not like her job at first because she was a small girl, and the position required that she carry heavy bags. However, she told herself to push through it and, in time, she grew stronger and began to enjoy the job.
The most dramatic change over the course of two years was Qinglin’s self-confidence. When she was interviewed for the Caddie position as a sophomore she was very quiet and shy. She is now a brave, confident young woman who, after being interviewed by a twenty-five member panel of past Evans Scholars, was awarded an Evans Scholarship to attend Northwestern University. She was also offered a very generous financial aid package from Princeton. According to Qinglin, the job skills and opportunity to actually put them to use—made possible by EHSS—played major roles in building her confidence. Congratulations to Qinglin on her scholarship!

 

What would you say to encourage someone, who is considering supporting the EHSS? 
We’ve seen time and again that developing workplace skills, having a job and exploring careers during high school can put a young person on the path to a fulfilling future. The problem is there are motivated kids, particularly from low income families, who can’t get a job and who don’t even know what’s possible. In some cases (like Glendy’s) it could make the difference between earning a decent living and poverty. In other’s (like Qinlin’s) it could accelerate a young person’s success. Enterprise provides the skills and connections young people need to get a job and the work experience, career exposure and confidence to succeed in life. We are turning away too many kids that we could help if we had the funds.

 

For more info, please visit the EHSS website.

Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques

 

Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques, established in 1972,  specializes in Georgian and Victorian jewelry in mint condition, ranging from parures, rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and chains to memorial jewelry, chatelaines, watches and other esoteric small jewelry collectibles. Many items are in their original fitted cases.

Arthur Guy Kaplan has been actively involved in the antique jewelry field for more than 35 years. In addition to participating in the most prestigious antiques shows in the United States and England, he lectures on antique jewelry throughout the United States and is the author of several identification and price guides to antique jewelry.

Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques is very pleased to be exhibiting for the first time at the west coast's premier antiques show and highlights the following pieces:

Shell cameo of an angel in high relief


“Our favorite piece is this angel cameo; it is remarkable in that it is carved out of one piece of conch shell. It is extreme in its high relief. In all our years of selling antique jewelry we have seen maybe two other cameos carved in such high relief. We are also very fond of the attitude the angel expresses.”

 

Banded onyx suite in original presentation box
English


“Another favorite piece is the onyx suite. This is just so representative of what everyone thinks of as Victorian jewelry. It is over-the-top size wise. The use of black onyx plays into the theme of Queen Victoria's perpetual mourning, which set the craze for memorial and black jewelry.”

 

Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques will be at booth #49.

Michael Pashby Antiques

 

Michael Pashby Antiques deals in fine quality English Antiques and Decorative Arts, items that combine rarity, beautiful design, excellent craftsmanship and ingenuity.
Michael Pashby specializes in works from the mid 17th century to the late 19th century and always stocks good pieces of Georgian and Regency period antique furniture, in particular documented and signed examples from the famous maker Gillows of Lancaster. His offering also includes excellent pieces of Campaign and Metamorphic furniture, Chinese (Anglo-Chinese) and Indian (Anglo-Indian) Export items as well as early English Oak and Walnut furniture.

Michael Pashby shares the following:
“The San Francisco fair is the only quality West coast fair dedicated to fine antiques and art. It is an extraordinary opportunity to interact with clients on the West coast who we do not often get to see otherwise.”

Highlights from the Michael Pashby Antiques offering include:

 

A Good George III Chippendale Period Gilt Carton Pierre Gilt Girandole of Large Proportions


Girandoles tend to be smaller in size than this example, so this piece must have been made for a setting of impressive proportions. The fact that it has survived with its original gilding is truly remarkable.

 

A Fine Regency Writing Table Attributed to John McLean


Documented furniture is rare but this remarkable and elegant piece was chosen by the leading furniture dealer of his time, M. Harris & Sons, for an exhibition celebrating the centenary of the dealership in 1968 and is prominently illustrated in their catalogue which we are happy to supply to the purchaser of this piece.

 

An Exceptional George III Gothic Inspired Mahogany Dumb Waiter Attributed to Mayhew and Ince


Simply the finest example of this model we have ever seen. Crafted by the leading makers of the period, Mayhew & Ince, it incorporates all the elements of the Gothic Revival designs of the late 18th Century. But what really makes this piece better is that it was designed for Clytha Castle, a tribute to the owner's dearly departed young wife and therefore has a special resonance.

 

Very Fine Tiffany Pomegranate Lamp With Dichroic Glass


This iconic lamp combines both traditional values representative of an authentic Tiffany lamp and an extraordinarily modernistic feel reminiscent of Giacometti's signature bronzes, and would be a statement piece in any setting, traditional or contemporary.

 

Michael Pashby Antiques will be at booth #42.

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