2015 Programs

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The Lecture Series

Principal Sponsor: Paragon Real Estate Group
Supporting Sponsors: The St. Regis San Francisco, Coupar Consulting and Cambria

Every culture and every era has put forth its own idea of what is considered remarkable, noteworthy, significant and pleasing to the eye, be it a piece of art, a building, furniture, a garden or the presentation of all these things. The Lecture Series has, for many years, presented the rich history and importance of cherishing what we continue to find beautiful in our world. The Fall Antiques Show Lecture Series has presented some of the most prominent names in the world of art, antiques, history, design and architecture who share their knowledge and insight into their areas of expertise. We are pleased to continue that tradition this year.
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All Lectures take place in the Lecture Theater

Thursday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Andrew Prince
From Downton to Gatsby: Jewellery and Fashion from 1890 – 1929

Andrew Prince will show the extraordinary patrons and characters that lived and designed at a time marked by a revolution in style, culture and taste, and how the couture houses collaborated with the great jewellers to produce some of the most exquisite and celebrated works of the jewelled arts.

Thursday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Count Gonzague Saint Bris
Time Travel through the Castles of France: A journey from Leonardo da Vinci to Marquis de La Fayette and through the amazing cultural heritage of French Royalty.

The son of a French Ambassador to London, Count Gonzague Saint Bris will take us on a romantic journey through history and time, filled with anecdotes and humor.     Cultural Partner: French Heritage Society

Friday, October 23 at 11:00 a.m.
Hutton Wilkinson and Manfred Kuhnert
Souvenir Avenir, Yesterday and What is to Come
Authors Hutton Wilkinson and Flynn Kuhnert will present their illustrated tale of irrepressible joy amidst loss, determined rebirth, self-invention and most importantly, continuance from their new novel of historic fiction, The Walk to Elsie’s

Friday, October 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Bunny Williams and Brian McCarthy
Moderated by Suzanne Tucker
The Timeless Legacy of Parish-Hadley

Brian J. McCarthy and Bunny Williams will share personal stories and experiences from their years at Parish-Hadley, the legendary interior design firm that set the standard for American style in the finest homes from the 1960s through the 1990s.

Saturday, October 24, 11:00 a.m.

Suzanne Rheinstein and Jeffry Weisman
Designing with Antiques in a Contemporary World 

Acclaimed designers Suzanne Rheinstein and Jeffry Weisman will come together for a conversation on incorporating antiques into a 21st-century home.

Saturday, October 24, 2:30 p.m.
John Ike, Thomas Kligerman and Joel Barkley
Love, American Style: 150 Years of Shingle Style Houses

Acclaimed architects John Ike, Thomas A. 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.       
Cultural Partner: Institute of Classical Architecture & Art 


Book Signings

Sponsored by Luxe Interiors + Design and Cosentino

Meet the author and get a personally signed copy of top selling books on art, antiques, design and architecture.

All book signings take place in the Author’s Alcove

Friday, October 23 at 12 noon
The Walk to Elsie’s by Hutton Wilkinson and Flynn Kuhnert

Friday, October 23 at 3:30
Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm by Bunny Williams and Brian J. McCarthy

Saturday, October 24 at 12 noon
Rooms for Living: A Style for Today with Things from the Past by Suzanne Rheinstein

Saturday, October 24 at 3:30pm
The New Shingled House by John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, Joel Barkley


Cocktail Hour Panel Series

Learn how to incoporate art and antiques into the home from those in the know while enjoying complimentary wine.

Living with Art and Antiques

Sponsored by Wilmington Trust

“Art integrates into our lives in ways both nuanced and profound. Art becomes, at some point, an extension of who we are.” - Kemp Stickney, Wilmington Trust

Learn how to assemble a beautiful collection to enjoy every day and how to protect your treasures. A lively discussion with Kemp Stickney of Wilmington Trust, Andrew McVinish of Christie’s America and Lindsey Shook of California Home + Design

Thursday, October 22 at 4 p.m. in the Lecture Theater

Eternal Hands: Breguet and The Legacy of the Artisan

Sponsored by SFC&G (San Francisco Cottages & Gardens)

The exhibition Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking at the Legion of Honor explores the legacy of visionary Abraham-Louis Breguet. Join Martin Chapman, curator in charge of European decorative arts and sculpture at the Fine Arts Museums; interior designers Allison Caccoma and Geoffrey De Sousa; and SFC&G editor in chief Alisa Carroll for a conversation exploring the enduring principals of refined design and craftsmanship from the 18th century to the present.

Saturday, October 24 at 4:00pm in the Lecture Theatre

Complimentary for all show attendees


Young Collectors Evening

Sponsored by RubyLUX

An evening for collectors at any stage. Join us for a festive evening of live music, complimentary drinks and show tours, showcasing affordable items that are great for starting a collection.

Saturday, October 24 from 5:00-7:00pm

Complimentary for all Young Collector members and invited groups. 


Loan Exhibition Breakfast & Talk
Time After Time: Bringing the Past Present

Sponsored by Shreve & Co.

Join us for a continental breakfast and talk with curator Philip Bewley, who will discuss the 2015 Show theme and Loan Exhibition, Time After Time: Bringing the Past Present. We will look at time through many lenses: discovering the provenance of works of art and antiques, the lasting quality of something beautiful, the time that goes into creating a work of art, and the span of time the objects in the show encompass. The curated loan exhibition will showcase the evolution of timepieces, exploring how we have kept time throughout history and our fascination with masterfully designed timepieces. RSVP to 415.989.9019 or rsvp@ehss.org 

Saturday, October 24 at 9:30am in the Lecture Theatre

Complimentary for all show attendees. RSVP


Philanthropy Forum
Charitable Giving and Philanthropy:
How to Make Your Donations Count!

Sponsored by First Republic Bank

As a fully charitable event, the Fall Antiques Show and its beneficiary, Enterprise for High School Students, are committed to supporting philanthropy in the community. At the 2015 show, Enterprise presents its first ever Philanthropy Forum. Major Bay Area philanthropists will take the stage to discuss philanthropy and charitable giving, exploring the many ways to give back both financially and through volunteerism, as well as how to instill in your children the importance of philanthropy at an early age.

Enterprise for High School Students partners with major Bay Area employers to help disadvantaged high school students develop workplace skills and explore career options. Several program participants will be at the forum to talk about their personal experiences as beneficiaries of philanthropy. The Forum will be followed by a prix fixe brunch in the café. 

Sunday, October 25 at 10:30am in the Lecture Theatre

Complimentary for all show attendees. RSVP required. Space is limited.