| Jun 28, 2012 |
San Francisco Fall Antiques Show sets Sea Worthy theme
By Staff

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (SFFAS), the oldest continuously operating antiques show on the west coast, will run from October 25 through October 28.

This year's honorary chair is Olympic gold medalist skier, avid sailor, and local Jonny Moseley. The nautical theme is a tribute to the America's Cup, which will be hosted the following October in San Francisco Bay.

Montague Dawson (British, 1895-1973). The Charles B. Lunt. Oil on canvas.

This year’s focus ties in with the America’s Cup World Series event taking place during San Francisco’s Fleet Week this October, and continuing in the Bay with the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Finals next year. This is the first time the America’s Cup has been hosted in the United States since 1995. This theme capitalizes on the maritime momentum.

“With the preliminary races at the start of the month and our show at the end, October will be filled with excitement about sailing,” says Lisa Podos, Strategic and Creative Consultant for the show. “This enthusiasm is captured in our Sea Worthy theme.  Inspired by the world’s most prestigious sailing race and our venue’s stunning location on the Bay, the show will feature the very best of nautical art and antiques.”

Collection of scientific instruments, European, 18th-19th century.

Upon boarding the SFFAS, visitors will be welcomed by a captivating installation, designed by renowned San Francisco-based architect Andrew Skurman. Guests will discover maritime marvels: detailed ship models,  stunning seashell jewelry designs, historic brass telescopes,  treasures discovered at shipwreck sites, iconic Impressionist boating paintings, and Art Deco silver used on luxury liners.

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