From October 26 to 29, design enthusiasts will gather at The 2017 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, which will showcase fine and decorative arts from 50+ dealers across the globe. This year’s theme, FLOWER POWER: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design, celebrates the beauty of flowers and pays homage to the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s historic Summer of Love.
Here, Suzanne Tucker, who will be chairing the show for the third time this year, offers a preview of her favorite pieces as well as items that complement them from Dering Hall.
Italian 1960's silver and gold gilt metal oval mirror; attributed to Palladio, Italy
“With a hometown nod to the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s historic Summer of Love, our 2017 Show theme is FLOWER POWER: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design. Our inspiration springs from the beauty and romance of blooms and blossoms, and their iconography throughout the ages. This Italian 1960's metal mirror with its floral and foliate swags from San Francisco dealer epoca is a perfect example: it's quirky, chic and unusual – a real find!”
Pair of 1730 Régence beechwood fauteuils
“I always make a bee-line for the Foster-Gwin booth as dealer Collier Gwin has a unique talent for curating a selection of both exquisite antiques and contemporary art, always with great scale, design, and originality. I know he will juxtapose these 1730 Régence fauteuils and their colorful foliate tapestry with a spectacular modern painting to make them both sing."
Cy Twombly’s Studio (Gaeta/Italy, 2007), 2016, by Damian Elwes
“I am thrilled to welcome Modernism to the show this year. Throughout its 37 years, owner Martin Muller has striven to keep this San Francisco gallery's museum-quality program at the forefront of the art world. I love Cy Twombly’s Studio (Gaeta/Italy, 2007), 2016, by Damian Elwes, a British artist who lives and works in Santa Monica, California.”
Dealer: Butchoff Antiques
Italian marquetry commode in the manner of Guiseppe Maggiolini
“First-time British exhibitor Butchoff Antiques will show an Italian marquetry commode in the manner of Guiseppe Maggiolini. Constructed in walnut, it has stunning intarsia work in rosewood, olivewood and kingwood, with a centrally situated urn, issuing foliates, tendrils and arabesques – just spectacular! I am crazy about these commodes and recently bought a pair in Rome. The classic simple lines work so beautifully in both contemporary and traditional settings.”
Dealer: Arader Galleries
Passion Flower, botanical watercolor by Barbara Regina Dietzsch (German, 1706-1783)
Watercolor with gouache and gold leaf on vellum
“In the world of botanical renderings, this watercolor is a truly rare specimen. The artist, Barbara Regina Dietzsch, discovered her artistic skills as a young child studying and practicing in her father's workshop and she developed a technique of watercolor over gold leaf on vellum that had never been attempted before. The rich, dark backgrounds of her paintings give a wonderful dimensional quality to the finely detailed forms of the botanicals and their subtle coloring.”
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