| Aug 4, 2011 |
SF Fall Antiques Show celebrates 30th year with Tyler Florence
Boh staff
By Staff

This fall, San Francisco kicks off the 30h annual Fall Antiques Show with a glittering opening night preview party hosted by Chef Tyler Florence. As the oldest antiques fair on the West Coast, the show presents over 60 carefully-vetted decorative and fine art objects. This year’s theme, Hidden Treasures, is inspired by the pearl, the treasure hidden within an oyster shell that is the traditional 30th anniversary gift.

The fair kicks off with its glittering opening night Preview Party on October 26 with all proceeds going to Enterprise for High School Students. Internationally renowned chef Tyler Florence will present an Oyster Bar sponsored by 1stdibs, along with a special amuse bouche recipe by Chef Florence.

“I am delighted to be Honorary Chair of this special event, which joins my love of good design with my passion for youth education,” said Chef Florence.  “I am inspired by Enterprise for High School Students’ mission of empowering teens to invest in their futures and pursue their goals and passions from a young age.”

“We are thrilled to have Chef Florence serve as this year’s Honorary Chair,” said Lisa Podos, Strategic and Creative Consultant for the show.  “His creativity in marrying the contemporary with the classic, bringing new flavor to timeless cuisine, is a perfect metaphor for this year’s theme.”

Honorary Chair Chef Tyler Florence and Show Chair Michele Goss are joined by a roster of outstanding Chairs, including: O.J. and Gary Shansby, Elizabeth and Paul Touw,  Laura King Pfaff, Lisa and John Grotts, Jenna Hunt, Jennifer Raiser, Suzanne Tucker and Premier Sponsor Chair, Amanda Wallis.

Visitors will be welcomed by an eye-catching installation, designed by renowned San Francisco-based architect Andrew Skurman. The special Loan Exhibition, guest curated by Maria Santangelo of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and historian Holland Lynch, will showcase intriguing works of art that have an element of surprise.

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