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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

9.30.2010

Chinoiserie and Enterprise

[Coromandel Lacquer encoignure (Detail) by Mathieu Criaerd (circa 1689-1776, master in 1738) 
Paris, Louis XV period, circa 1745.Oak and softwood frame; Coromandel lacquer ; black varnish; gilded bronze; Spanish Brocatelle violette marble. STAMPED : M. CRIAERD. visible under the marble top. Image courtesy San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.]

I love an opportunity to share examples of the design and arts communities helping teens in a tangible way. So, as a follow up to the Bicoastal Chinamania and Cooper-Hewitt posts, I'm once again highlighting the 2010 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.  Since 1981, SFFAS has been the principal fundraiser for Enterprise for High School Students.

[A rare set of Chinese painted wallpapers, formerly hung in colonial Williamsburg (detail). 
Carlton Hobbs LLC. Image courtesy San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.]

As the name suggests, the non-profit organization is a job referral and career development agency for San Francisco youth. All proceeds from SFFAS's general admission, Preview Party tickets, and catalogue advertising sales directly support Enterprise programs.

 [Another detail view, Chinese painted wallpapers, formerly hung in colonial Williamsburg. 
Carlton Hobbs LLC. Image courtesy San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.]

Derek Lam is Honorary Chair of this year's event. In this post I touched on the impressive line up of guest speakers participating in SFFAS's lecture series. Presenters range from scholars and museum professionals including David Beevers, Keeper of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, to design industry leaders like Bunny Williams. And author Adam Lewis will discuss Billy Baldwin. Details are available here.

[Image courtesy of Michael Barcun and Ronald Schwarz and San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.]

If you find yourself on the West Coast toward the end of October, the chinoiserie-themed 29th annual Fall Antiques Show takes place October 28 - 31 at the Festival Pavilion of Fort Mason Center. Visitors will see thousands of refined, jaw-droppingly beautiful decorative and fine art objects presented by 60 new and returning dealers along with a monumental two-story, gilded pagoda entrance created by architect Andrew Skurman.

BTW: The Haunted House list has been postponed until October but a quick reminder, the Atlanta History Center’s Big Read kick-off party, the Masquerade Ball, takes place on Thursday, October 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free but reservations are required.

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Mrs. Blandings said...

Such an amazing event - wishing so much that I could be there.