Wednesday, October 20, 2010

San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

Jacques Charton
Hippopotame d'Afrique
From Collection de plantes etrangeres en
fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages
Paris: 1784
Hand-colored copperplate engravings

Arader Galleries in San Francisco is proud to be exhibiting at the upcoming 2010 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, the oldest continually operating fine antiques show on the West coast, with exceptional dealers from across the world. Each year a special theme is selected highlighting a particular design influence. The 2010 San Francisco Fall Antiques show theme is “Chinoiserie”, a French term meaning “Chinese-esque”, and focuses on Western art that features or imitates the elements, techniques and designs that have been used in Eastern art for centuries.

With the influx of trade between Europe and China beginning in the 17th century, a new style of art, design and decoration was realized. Interests in whimsical Asian imagery and ornamentation, furniture, porcelain and design were abundant in European homes and in the art produced throughout the 17th to mid-18th century, when it further translated into the French Rococo style.

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Shows runs from October 28th to the 31st, 2010 at the Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason. Numerous guest speakers will be presenting throughout the show on a multitude of topics relating to Chinoiserie history, design and fashion. Please feel free to contact Arader Galleries in San Francisco for more details. Tickets to the San Francisco Fall Antiques show may be purchased at

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