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Show Entry designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley

 

For the second year in a row, the entry to the Fall Antiques Show was conceptualized and designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley. John Ike, Tom Kligerman, and Joel Barkley opened design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley (IKB) twenty-five years ago, and today they operate offices in New York City and San Francisco. The firm has designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.
Widely recognized for innovative residential design, the firm's projects are featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, and other national publications, and have been awarded the prestigious Julia Morgan and Stanford White Awards from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, as well as  continuous recognition on the AD 100 list from  Architectural Digest. 

The first IKB monograph Houses (The Monacelli Press, 2010) will be followed on October 13 by The New Shingled House (The Monacelli Press, 2015): John Ike, Tom Kligerman and Joel Barkley believe the American romance with the shingle style has lasted nearly 150 years because it presents, in an understated way, the best of everything. The shingle style captures particularly American values: freedom and informality, individualism, and a certain energetic restlessness. For this distinguished design firm, the study and application of shingle architecture spurs creativity, enabling new answers to old questions, and opening one’s mind as well as one’s eyes. The New Shingled House presents 14 residences different and distinct from one another - all inspired by the best of tradition and the best of modernity. 

IKB explains the design concept behind the 2015 SFFAS entry as follows:
“At Ike Kligerman Barkley, the Shingle Style is our muse —we look for new ways to re-imagine this iconic American style. On the occasion of our second book, The New Shingled House, we drew on the crisp geometry of origami to create a series of porches at the entrance to the Fall Antiques Show. Folded planes of cedar shingle support a timber pergola—creating shingle-framed stages for the interior designers to display their finds from the exhibitors' array. These porches welcome the visitor, creating a hospitable pause before entering the show—our entrance becomes the front garden. An allée of trees in raised planters and an edging of boxwood graciously complete the scene.”

Suzanne Tucker, chair of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, declares: 
“I am delighted to have such a stunning entrance this year, walking us through a park-like setting designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley. Reviving the designers' vignettes is a highlight as three creative firms, Fisher Weisman, Allison Caccoma and Geoffrey deSousa showcase the passage of time and the timelessness of art and antiques.”

Ike Kligerman Barkley and the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show wish to thank the following for their contributions to the Fall Antiques Show entry:

Mr. Pete Moffat, Pete Moffat Construction
Mr. Bob Truax, Truax Design
Mr. Vince Kilduff, Interior Plant 

Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh

 

Belgian dealers Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh specialize in fine antique weapons, jewelry and ethnographic objects from all five continents. Passionate about form and design, they only select items they fall in love with. Their travels have led them to discover a variety of non-European objects, from Oceania, Africa, Indonesia and North America. Their exploration of such different cultures have encouraged them to appreciate the combination of beauty and utility.

As first-time exhibitor at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, Patrick Mestdagh explains:
“My wife Ondine and I were looking for a show to exhibit in the USA. As exhibitor to the San Francisco Tribal Show for more than 10 years, it seemed natural for us to come back to San Francisco. West Coast taste seems to be working well for us. We are always in search of perfect aesthetics in every object we select. It is very important to us. This selection is always warmly welcomed by the West Coast collectors. Therefore, our choice for a new show in the USA was obvious! We are extremely happy to be part of the upcoming San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. Above all, I we love the city a lot! There is something between San Francisco and us, I am sure.”

 

Japanese Gilt Wood Lotus Blossoms
Japan
Late Edo Period, 19th century


A group of japanese gilt wood lotus blossoms, originally placed on an altar. The lotus is a symbol of Buddha, because just as the lotus emerges from the mud to bloom in perfection, Buddha was born of this earth but attained enlightenment.

 

Jizai-kagi, Kettle Hook Hanger
Japan, Edo period, 19th century


A very important kettle hook hanger called Jizai-kagi in the ebisu shape, of massive size, in keyaki or zeklova wood.

 

Carved Wood Toad
Japan, circa 1950


An important and very large wood carved toad by Hakasui Kawaguchi 5th of Samegai. The root of the Cryptomeria tree, like cedar, has this warty look to the wood. Samegai is in the Shiga province of Japan, and has a long tradition of wood carvers.

 

Roots Wood Vase
Japan, Edo period, 19th century


A very elegant roots wood vase used as a support for ikebana, the Japanese flower arrangement tradition which can be seen as a philosophy.

 

Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh will be at booth #23.

Carlton Hobbs

 

Carlton Hobbs specializes in the acquisition, conservation, and research of 17th, 18th and 19th century British and Continental furniture and works of art, with a focus on pieces of exceptional merit, including specially commissioned items with royal or aristocratic provenance and pieces designed by architects. Mr. Hobbs is a globally respected dealer in antiques who is well-known for his academic approach to the acquisition of historically significant pieces. Now headquartered in New York, he runs his gallery, Carlton Hobbs LLC, together with his longtime business partner, Stefanie Rinza, a graduate of Harvard Business School and former employee of McKinsey and Co., in London. Recognizing the importance of provenance, maker and artistic content, the company created a research department that has since developed into what is now one of the most comprehensive specialist antiques archives of several thousand books and source materials. Mr. Hobbs publishes the company’s research in a series of scholarly catalogues and descriptions to share his findings with a broad academic community and to demonstrate the extent to which Carlton Hobbs researches provenance, maker and artistic content for each piece in his gallery’s collection.

Here is a San Francisco Fall Antiques Show preview from Carlton Hobbs:

 

A set of six very rare silk Louis XIV panels painted with fanciful scenes displaying a range of fashionable costumes and activities.
French, circa 1685. 

This set of six panels is datable to the 1680s and, being of such a delicate and fragile medium, is a remarkable survival of the French art of painting on silk. They may originally have been incorporated into a decorative scheme as wall panels, or formed folds of a screen. At this time such screens were certainly popular in the bedrooms and boudoirs of fashionable French ladies and the panels’ appeal to this demographic would have been intensified by their subject matter; figures largely based on French fashion plates, showing superbly dressed ladies and gentlemen in beautiful gardens, undertaking modish pastimes like drinking chocolate or tea, playing games and sitting at their dressing table or à la toilette. However the late seventeenth century was also when such pieces began to be set into walls, as approaches to interior decoration became increasingly integrated. Painted silks are often mentioned in French seventeenth and eighteenth century inventories, where they are referred to as Pekin Peint, hinting at the Chinese origin of the technique, but survivals are rare, especially ones in the excellent condition of the present examples. 

 

An extraordinary polychrome painted and parcel gilt cabinet with reliefs depicting apothecarial and antiquarian objects in various media.
Probably Italian, first half of the twentieth century. 

This unusual cabinet is mounted with polychrome carved reliefs and trompe l’oeil appliqués depicting apothecarial and antiquarian objects, imitating what might be found in the study of an eccentric collector or scholar, or even an alchemist. The door and side panels of the cabinet simulate shelves, each containing a curious combination of books, apothecary jars, and objets d'art.

 

Carlton Hobbs will be at booth #1.

Janice Paull

 

Janice Paull is an international specialist and dealer in Mason's and other English Ironstone China (1790 -1850), as well as Oriental Textiles & Art. Janice Paull exhibits at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show because “it enables me to showcase my specialty of English Ironstone & Oriental Textiles to leading interior designers and collectors in California. It is encouraging to be an exhibitor in a show where the organizers, committee and volunteers work so hard on our behalf.”

Janice has chosen to highlight the Oriental designs on English Ironstone China with her Oriental Textiles to demonstrate how antiques from the past can be used to enhance and elevate the environments of the present, and how a theme can be attained:
“Ironstone China has always held a particular fascination for me. I began researching during the early 1960's pursuing an interest as a collector and then as a dealer. Ironstone wares are particularly attractive and today avidly sought by collectors on both sides of Atlantic. Its decorative quality and naive charm are admired by all. Many of the designs and colors were based on early Imari pieces. Imperfections such as paint runs, handles askew, all add to the charm. The vast array of patterns and shapes never fail to excite the imagination, the chance of finding a rare and interesting piece still keeps the collector ever vigilant. Identifying the factory, Turner, Spode, Davenport, Hicks & Meigh, Stephen Folch, or Ridgway, all manufacturing Ironstone-type wares in competition with Mason's and in some cases producing the same pattern. New marks on retailers, colleges, regiments and armorial are constantly
being found and recorded.”

 

Mason's Ironstone China Vase
Circa 1820 
Size: 14 inches

 

English Ironstone China Jar & Cover 
Circa 1820 
Size: 12 inches

 

Trio of Mason's Ironstone China Vases 
Circa 1830 
Size: 10 inches

 

Rare Mason's Ironstone China Toys or Miniatures
Circa 1820
Size: 2.5 inches

 

Selection of Mason's Ironstone China decorated in the Water Lily pattern 
Circa 1820

 

Janice Paull will be at booth #25.

Art Giverny

 

Art-Giverny internationally buys and sells original nineteenth and twentieth century paintings from renowned French and American artists such as Claude Monet, Blanche Hoschedé Monet, Theodore Earl Butler, Henry Bacon, John Leslie Breck, Samuel Horton, Guy Rose, William Sontag, Dawson-Watson, and many other painters from the School of Rouen including Emile Frechon, Albert Lebourg, Robert Antoine Pinchon and Raymond Thibesart.
Patrick Weil Bertrand, an experienced art dealer and fine art consultant, is the founder of Art-Giverny. A native of Normandy, Mr. Bertrand has been studying American expatriate painters who gravitated towardsClaude Monet including the “Giverny Artists Colony”, primarily Theodore Earl Butler, Edmund William Greacen, Guy Rose and John Leslie Breck. Mr. Bertrand is recognized as the expert on Theodore Earl Butler and Blanche Hoschedé Monet and is currently compiling a Catalogue Raisonné on Butler in collaboration and support with the artist’s descendants. He is also co-curating the 2016 Butler exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Mr Bertrand states: “Attending the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is a tribute to San Francisco ’s art, culture and diversity. In light of the hundredth anniversary of the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, I am presenting paintings by Theodore Earl Butler, an American Post-Impressionist, who exhibited three paintings at that world’s fair. It is also my privilege to exhibit two women artists, Blanche Hoschedé Monet and Mary MacMonnies Low, both central figures within the Impressionist circle.”

 

Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936) East River, New York Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches Signed Lower Left : T.E Butler 00, 1.1 Date: January 1, 1900

In keeping with the centennial theme, ArtGiverny presents a pivotal painting by Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936). Theodore Butler set up his easel in New York celebrating the New Year of 1900 with his brush and palette. This American artist painted, over 100 years ago, the first impressionist painting of New York. Until this point in time this work has been in the hands of the descendant of the Hoschedé Monet family. “Butler moved to an upper story or the roof top of a tall building, so as to represent a complete panorama of the city and shore.” (gerdts page 168, Impressionist New York) From that misty and hazy day long ago, the smoke and fog continue to mix together with the brushstrokes to offer the viewer an incredible rendering of the Brooklyn Bridge: an impressionist painting. The viewer can almost feel the chill coming off of the painting and visualize the artist in front of it, with the wind whipping through his hair and his lapels flapping. It is an homage to the industrialization of the East River where steamboats and sailboats meet in time.

 

Blanche Hoschedé Monet(1865-1947) Grainstack in Giverny, 1889 Oil on canvas, 10.63 x 13.78 inch Signed Lower Left : B. Hoschedé Monet

This is an extraordinary Impressionist painting done in July 1889. It is one-of-a-kind as it is immediately recognizable as a “Monet haystack,” due to its subject matter and the time of the day in which it is painted. There are few pieces available like this one. Blanche Hoschedé painted right next to Claude Monet. In this painting we are tempted to say that the student has reached the level of her master. Claude Monet's art dealer Durand-Ruel purchased a "Haystack" by Blanche Hoschedé Monet, which is presently hanging in Claude Monet's house in Giverny. Blanche Hoschedé Monet captures the scintillating sunset in a view to the southwest towards the hills of Giverny. The light floods the scene and is palpable. The interaction of light and color in the sky and in the grain stack creates a festival of orange, yellow brown and golden hues, creating a theatrical vision of a summer evening in Giverny.

Art Giverny will be at booth #40.

T. Reggiardo Antiques

 

T. Reggiardo Antiques, located in the Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco since 1998, specializes in 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture and works of art. The shop also carries select pieces of 20th century furniture and art. The owner, Tom Reggiardo, has been in the antiques trade for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Antique Dealers Association of California, which was founded in 1924 and whose members pledge "integrity and fairness in the buying and selling of antiques."

Tom states: "The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is truly inspiring and paramount to the antique, art and design communities and collectors worldwide. I look forward to this show every year knowing a unique and edifying experience awaits all who attend."

 

Here's a Fall Antiques Show preview from T. Reggiardo Antiques:

Pair of 19th Century English Tole Coffee Bins 

“These rare and beautifully decorated tole bins connect the ritual of coffee from past to present. Having an eclectic mix of antiques has always been foremost to my collection.”

 

19th Century German Biedermeier Cabinet 


“With a French polished finish over the rich mahogany, this cabinet has classic lines and is very versatile.”

 

20th Century French Wrought Iron and Alabaster Chandelier 


“This chandelier has a wonderful hand wrought iron organic leaf and vine form design. Unique and one of a kind. Just the right amount of style to work in a modern interior as well as in a vintage home.”

 

Mid-19th Century French Cast Iron Safe 


“I love the industrial look of this cast iron safe. To imagine what treasured items and documents it has held is part of its secret history.”

 

T. Reggiardo Antiques will be at booth #47.

Montgomery Gallery & Modern

 

Montgomery Gallery & Modern is a leading international art gallery in San Francisco specializing in nineteenth and twentieth century European and American painting with a focus on the art of California and  on Post War/Contemporary works.
Montgomery Gallery & Modern's senior vice president Richard Kolosky highlights the following previews:

 

Old Chinatown in San Francisco by Louis Comfort Tiffany 
(1849-1933)
Signed Louis C. Tiffany and dated '08, lower left
Watercolor on paper 
20 3/8 x 28 ½ inches, frame size 32 x 40 inches

“Probably developed during his 1888 visit to San Francisco and completed in 1908 following the 1906 earthquake, Louis Comfort Tiffany chose this work to represent his abilities as a watercolorist by entering into the prestigious 1909 American Watercolor Society, Forty-Second Annual Exhibition, N.Y., where it was titled Old Chinatown in San Francisco. It is in an exquisite Stanford White water gilt frame made by Newton-Macklin.”

 

Nude Seated on a White Towel by a Windy Sea, with Scallop Shells at Her Side by Serge Ivanoff 
(Russian, 1893 – 1983)
Signed and dated lower left Serge Ivanoff, Paris 1933
Oil on canvas
28 ½ x 23 inches

“At the age of ten, Serge Ivanoff attended the L’École des Beaux Arts, Moscow, then The Imperial Academy of Arts St Petersburg where he completed his degree. In 1917 Serge with his family escaped from the Russian Revolution to Paris where he found an extraordinary community of ex-patriate Russian artist, musicians, dancers, etc. Painted in 1933 in Paris, this work was exhibited at his one-man show at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in 1954.”

 

Bather and Mermaid with Pearl by Arthur F. Mathews
(American, 1860–1945)
Oil on panel
Unframed: 21 x 18 inches, framed: 31 ½ x 28 ½ inches

“The most important artist in San Francisco during the last quarter of the 19th C. and first quarter of the 20th C., Mathews was known for his figurative works depicting mythological scenes, most of which are in museum collections.”

 

Crique en Provence (Paysage en Provence) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(French, 1841-1919)
1905
Oil on canvas
5 x 13 inches

“The South of France was a happy warm refuge from the damp cold of Paris for Renoir and his wife, Aline Victorine. Their first home in Cagnes-sur-Mer on the Côte d'Azur was the second floor of La Poste, pictured here. Renoir painted a number of similar views including one of identical size and subject, donated by Ailsa Mellon Bruce to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.”

 

Montgomery Gallery & Modern will be at booth #19.

The Philadelphia Print Shop West

 

The Philadelphia Print Shop West, located in Denver, Colorado, is one of the country's leading purveyors of antique maps and prints. The shop exhibits a full range of natural history, Americana, historical, sporting, and topographical prints, as well as maps of all parts of the world. They have a particularly strong inventory of prints and maps with a Western subject, such as prints of Native Americans and views and maps of the American West. Rare and reference books are also available.

The shop is owned and operated by Christopher W. Lane: 
“I have been exhibiting at antique shows for 33 years, from Maine to Florida, and Houston to San Francisco, and the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show certainly rates as one of my all-time favorites. The setting is, of course, unique and spectacular, but the show itself is one of the most exciting and varied shows anywhere in the country. The exhibitors range from the historical - the niche we fill - to the decorative, from antiques - like our prints and maps - to more modern items of amazing quality. A visit to the SFFAS is like going to one of the great collections in the country, but with the added benefit that you can take the items on display home with you!”

 

Here are a few previews from The Philadelphia Print Shop West:

Johann Baptist Homann. \"Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr.\" 
Nuremberg: J.B. Homann, ca. 1730. 19 x 22 1/2.
Engraving. Original color. Very good condition.

“This is a terrific image of a lock built by Zacharias Landteck which combined time-telling with a map of the world indicating how the sun revolves and affects times and light around the globe. The map shows the northern hemisphere as best known at the time, with both the correct details and cartographic mistakes, such as California as an island!”

 

Albert Bierstadt. \"The Rocky Mountains, Lander\'s Peak.\" New York:
Edward Bierstadt, 1866. Steel engraving by James  Smillie. 
16 1/2 x28. Excellent condition.

“Albert Bierstadt was one of the great 19th century painters of the American West and this is his iconic image of the Rocky Mountains. The painting traveled around the country and Bierstadt had an engraving made of the painting to help publicize his work and to make money through its sales. One of the classic 19th century images of the West.”

 

John B. Bachelder. \"Gettysburg Battle-Field.\" 
New York: Endicott & Co., 1863. 21 x 36. 
Lithograph. Original hand coloring. Some light staining in margins and spot in sky. Otherwise, very good condition.

“One of the great images of the Civil War, this bird's eye view shows not only the topography of Gettysburg, but also the position of the various troops throughout the battle. Bachelder spent many months studying the landscape and talking to participants, making an amazingly accurate image of the battle, as attested to by the endorsements by various officers in the margin.”

 

The Philadelphia Print Shop West will be at booth #48

Celebratory Cocktails at Carlton Hobbs

 

On September 10, Carlton Hobbs and Ike Kligerman Barkley invited friends, colleagues and fellow antique aficionados to raise a glass in honor of the upcoming San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. This festive gathering took place at the spectacular Carlton Hobbs New York headquarters - formerly the Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt Mansion. Carlton Hobbs specializes in in 17th through 19th century British and continental furniture and works of art, many of which will be exhibited at their booth during the upcoming San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.
Guests were warmly welcomed with a few words by Stefanie Rinza, business partner of Carlton Hobbs, Suzanne Tucker, chair of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, Ariane Trimuschat, director of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, and Tom Kligerman and John Ike, partners at Ike Kligerman Barkley, who have designed the entry for this year's Fall Antiques Show.

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show would like to thank Carlton Hobbs and Ike Kligerman Barkley for hosting this wonderful and memorable evening.

 

Here are a few highlight images of the evening – all photographs by Cutty McGill:

John Ike, Carlton Hobbs, and Tom Kligerman

 


Stefanie Rinza, Tom Kligerman, Ariane Trimuschat, and Katherine Jacobus

 


Suzanne Tucker, Carlos Picon, and Stefanie Rinza

 


John Ike, Stacey Bewkes, Tom Kligerman, and Newell Turner

 


Keith Granet and Suzanne Tucker

 


Tom Kligerman and Michael Boodro

 


Janice Parker, Meg Touborg, and Linda London

 


Clinton Howell and John Smiroldo

 


Lithgow Osborne, Ariane Trimuschat, and Michael Pashby

 


Vladimir Turkeltaub and Valdimir Kanevsky

 


John Danzer, Helen Fioratti, and Tiffany Tang

 


Emily Clinton, Clinton Howell, Anne Harris, and Ralph Harvard

 


Jamie Johnson and Bryant Keller

 


Scott Wakeman, Lance Haeberle, John Ike, Keith Granet, and Nicholas Stern

 


Carlton Hobbs New York

J.R. Richards Asian Art

 

Joey Richards is one of the pre-eminent Asian art dealers on the west coast, specializing in ancient Chinese ceramics, in addition to contemporary ceramics from Japan.

Joey offers the following San Francisco Fall Antiques Show previews:

Five Porcelain Vessels by Masaru Nakada (from 8” to 17”)

After throwing an essential form on the wheel, Nakada (Japan, born 1977) will carve out his sleek forms using a blade used for faceting porcelain. After carving, he applies a mixture of glaze and pigments onto the surfaces of his work, and then takes time to etch thin lines upon the surfaces of his works with a metal pin, essentially dulling the blade after 15 lines. After this process, Nakada embeds into each line a color – for example pastel reds, blues, yellows and black that are matte and subdued in a form of ‘zogan’ inlaying. Incredibly, the work is not bisque-fired, and is ultimately fired in a single main firing at a temperature of approximately 1230 to 1240 degrees Celsius for 11 hours. Nakada’s works are thematic, vivid, and ultimately, contemporary porcelain energized with the pop sensibilities of Japanese youth culture.

 

Porcelain Moon Jar by  Kim Yik-Yung (22” tall)

“White porcelain represents Koreans. In the old days, Korean used to wear all white.”
One of Korea’s most respected ceramic artists, Kim Yik-Yung (Korea, born 1935) has been a pioneer in the ceramic arts. With over five decades of work, she has striven endlessly to bring Korea’s ceramic heritage into the modern world. Her work, inspired by the pure white baekja (“white porcelain”) of the Joseon Dynasty (1397-1592), has been lauded worldwide for its harmonization of tradition and modern sensibilities.

 

J.R. Richards Asian Art will be at booth # 46.

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