James Sansum Fine & Decorative Art

Founded in 2002, James Sansum Fine and Decorative art is located on the upper east side of Manhattan. The gallery offers a diverse selection of American and European furniture and decorative objects, as well as Asian works of art and Old Master drawings, from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. In addition, James Sansum exhibits contemporary art and design, created by a select group of international painters, photographers and sculptors. James Sansum has been a fine art and antiques dealer for more than twenty years. He has written extensively on art and design, and has curated several critically acclaimed exhibitions on European boxes, textiles, and works on paper. With his extensive training and eye for the unusual, Sansum combines a scholarly background with a modern design sensibility to offer an array of truly exceptional pieces.

James states the following on the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show:
“The Fall Antiques Show is an iconic event; the oldest and finest antiques show on the West Coast. I am honored to be included as an exhibitor, and am always amazed by the caliber of beautiful and rare objects, at every price point, on display. In addition, the fact that the show solely benefits a worthy charitable organization, Enterprise for High School Students, makes it doubly important, especially with the glut of art and antiques fairs solely driven by profit.
I play a game at every art and antiques show, whether I am in a buying mood or not. Walking the aisles, as if on a treasure hunt, I look for my favorite pieces, and then, after some contemplation, choose my dream purchase. Sometimes it is a painting by an iconic artist and other times it is a humble object with extraordinary charm. It’s an amusing way to engage the eye and to hone one’s collecting skills. I also recommend that visitors take advantage of the concentrated gathering of experts in the various fields of the fine and decorative arts, namely the exhibiting dealers at the show. Questions are always welcome and free of charge!”

Highlights for the James Sansum offering include:

Shoolbred Cabinet, circa 1875

Made in England in circa 1875, this fine and rare Aesthetic Movement cabinet is ebonized with incised motifs and painted panels on gilded grounds depicting floral and foliate motifs in the Japanese taste as well as architectural motifs in the Pompeiian taste, all of the highest quality. The design is attributed to H.W. Batley (1846-1932), a well known artistic figure in the late nineteenth century. A pupil of Bruce Talbert, Batley produced designs with a distinct Asian influence for textiles and furniture for such well known cabinet markers at Collinson & Lock and James Shoolbred & Co. This cabinet, retaining its original Shoolbred label, is an important and documented example of the Aesthetic taste in England that influenced such American designers as the Herter Brothers and Louis Comfort Tiffany.


Avisseau Charger, circa 1850

Made in France in circa 1850, this rare large Palissy ware charger, depicting reptiles, amphibians and crustaceans, is attributed to Charles-Jean Avisseau (1795-1861). Palissy Ware is a nineteenth-century term for ceramics produced in the style of the famous sixteenth-century French potter, Bernard Palissy (circa 1510-1590), who popularized a rustic form of ceramic art that has endured to this day. Referring to his own work as “rustique,” Palissy created a distinctive style of polychrome lead-glazed earthenware (majolica) in a somber earth-toned palette, using naturalistic motifs in high relief. He is best known for the grotto he created for Catherine de Medici at Tuileries Palace. His distinctive style of pottery is characterized by three-dimensional animals, often aquatic, such as snakes, fish, lizards, frogs and snails, arranged onto large platters with each component modeled and painted individually. Palissy’s slinking lizards, coiled snakes, and scaly fish inspired a bevy of European artisans to reinterpret his work, and energize a revival movement that would last until the end of the nineteenth century. The most important figure in the revivalist movement of the art of Palissy was Charles-Jean Avisseau, whose determination and skill led to the discovery in 1843 of Palissy’s lost secrets for glazing and enameling, which created a new enthusiasm for ceramic rustic ware that endured for almost fifty years. His work influenced scores of ceramists across France and well beyond its borders.


Steiner Watercolor, 1810

A noted Swiss painter, draftsman and engraver, Emanuel Steiner first studied painting in Winterthur with J.R. Schellenberg. He also trained in Zurich as an etcher with G.C.F. Oberkogler. In 1796, Steiner moved to Dresden to study under the eminent painter, Anton Graff, at the Academy, where he remained for several years. In 1803, Steiner lived in Rome for some time before moving to Paris, where he worked for several years before returning to Switzerland. His collection of copper engravings was the basis for the Print Room in Winterthur, which holds two oil paintings and several watercolors and drawings by Steiner. This fine still life watercolor, in its original frame, is signed, dated 1810, and included in the artist’s catalogue raisonné. Considered one of Steiner’s finest works, this watercolor depicts flowers in a footed coupe on a stone ledge with many different insects, including butterflies, and a salamander, all drawn with assurance and finesse.


James Sansum Fine and Decorative Art will be at booth #50.

Carlson & Stevenson Antiques

Phyllis Carlson and Timothy Stevenson of Carlson & Stevenson Antiques – based in Manchester, Vermont – specialize in early 19th century watercolors, folk art, and painted furniture.

Here are a few Fall Antiques Show previews from Carlson & Stevenson:


“Oh My, She’s very Leveled Headed – Her Father was a Lawyer!” signed By Barbara Shermund.
Original cartoon for the New Yorker Magazine published in the July 30, 1927 issue.
Framed and matted, measuring 29.5 inches high by 34 inches wide.

Go Right on Working – We Won’t Mind! signed by Barbara Shermund.
Original cartoon for the New Yorker Magazine published in the June 4, 1927 issue.
Framed and matted, measuring 27.5 inches high by 35 inches wide.

Barbara Shermund (1899-1978) was born in San Francisco, the daughter of a sculptor and an architect, who encouraged her art talent. She attended the California School of Fine Arts. At 20 she moved to New York City where she began working for The New Yorker within its first months of existence in 1925 – both writing and drawing cartoons.
She painted eight covers and drew hundreds of cartoons for The New Yorker. Shermund’s humor was essential for the times. She went on to become a contributing cartoonist at Esquire, Life, and Collier’s Weekly. She is included in New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly’s book Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons.  She was voted in as one of the earliest female members of the National Cartoonist Society in 1950. Shermund’s worldly style features gay and snappy satires; and the foibles of various proud elements of society and the intelligentsia became hilarious targets of her artist wit.

Of special note: The capital “R” on the first piece is Harold Ross’s (The New Yorker’s founder and first publisher) approval of the cartoon. In the first 5 years or so, nothing got in an issue of  The New Yorker without this approval. This is referenced in the book My Years with Ross by James Thurber, page 61.
In the early years of the magazine, artwork was returned to the artist after printing; not today!


Four 1960s modern paintings.
Part of a set of sixteen that will be brought to the Fall Antiques Show.

These were found in Gloucester, Mass. There is a signature on one, but it can’t be authenticated. They measure 12 inches high by 14.5 inches wide, matted and framed.


Two watercolors by J.J. Wilson

These watercolors were painted in the 1890’s  by J.J. Wilson, after George Catlin who first painted the American Indians in the 1830’s. We will be showing seven of them. Above are the green corn dance and a sweat lodge. These have an interesting provenance: the pictures were stored for 30 years by a book dealer who received them from Rocky and Avis Gardner, noted antique dealers from the post World War II era. They are referred to in Elizabeth Stillinger’s book on American Folk Art A Kind of Archaeology, a book about those who found and collected early American Folk Art.


A pair of late 19th century European (probably Swiss) metal painted and decorated beds.

Both ends and the side panels are painted and decorated. Condition of both is very good.


Carlson & Stevenson Antiques will be at booth #57.

Enterprise for High School Students

For more than thirty years, the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show has raised funds for Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS). The mission of EHSS is to engage and empower San Francisco Bay Area high school students to discover career opportunities and cultivate their individual interests through training, guidance, and employment experiences in a diverse and supportive learning environment. Enterprise for High School Students was founded in 1969 by Gladys Thacher, a non-profit visionary and champion of young people, who also helped found the San Francisco Education Fund, San Francisco Village, and Lifeprint, formerly Alumnae Resources/Lifeplan Center. Since then, EHSS has evolved from helping a handful of students find summer jobs into an integrated group of programs that combine job-readiness training with experiential learning. More than 20,000 San Francisco teenagers, including youth from almost every public and private high school in San Francisco, have learned the skills and values essential to workplace success at EHSS. EHSS programs provide students with the ability and opportunity to find and retain jobs, explore career opportunities through internships and job shadowing, get career and college counseling, and develop life skills crucial for their transition from high school to adult life. EHSS also operates one of San Francisco’s largest job banks focused exclusively on high school students.

EHSS workshop training session


Learning in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment, Enterprise for High School Students’ members gain more than valuable skills and training. They acquire confidence. They build trusting relationships with supportive adult counselors. They serve as role models to their peers. And, they realize the world is truly open to them through education, work, and career.

EHSS workshop training session


Interview with Tony DiStefano, Executive Director of Enterprise for High School Students:

How long has Enterprise for High School Students been involved with the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show?
For 34 years; the Fall Antiques Show originated as a fundraiser for Enterprise.

Over the years, how has this association with the SFFAS impacted the efforts and goals of the EHSS?
We quite literally would not exist if it weren’t for the Show. Unlike national nonprofits, single city nonprofits seldom last for decades and decades. We’re in our 46th year! Over the years, the Fall Antiques Show has been a very important source of consistently reliable funding for EHSS. The Show currently provides about a third of our operating budget.

Would you be able to share with us some stories of students, whose lives have been positively affected by their association with EHSS?
Yes, our Facebook page Humans of EHSS details quite a few of our success stories. Here’s just two of them:

When Glendy was a high school junior, speakers from Enterprise came to school to introduce Enterprise’s programs and explain how students could develop skills to find jobs, become good employees, and make plans for the future. Glendy joined because she needed to gain work experience. She also wanted to improve her communication skills and learn how to work in a professional environment. At the time, she was five months pregnant so she needed to figure out how to help her husband support their baby.
After joining This Way Ahead, Glendy had trouble adjusting to her new workload. Not only was she involved in TWA, but she was also in summer school. Lastly, her baby was growing more and more each day, which was both physically and emotionally exhausting. It was a lot to handle all at once. She often felt overwhelmed, but her EHSS counselors, Marcia and Rik, were incredibly supportive; they gave her positive encouragement and advice on how to balance so many demands at once. After the first four months of TWA training, Glendy was worried that Old Navy would not hire her for a summer internship. Marcia removed all fear and doubt, assuring her that she was a great candidate and that employers could not discriminate against her because she was pregnant.
Glendy is currently a full-time mom attending her second year at San Francisco State University, where she is majoring in criminal justice. She would like to thank the staff at Enterprise for helping her throughout her pregnancy. She is thankful for everything she learned while in TWA. Now, she knows how to speak to others professionally yet still be herself, maintaining a balance between the two that is appropriate for the work environment. After graduating from SFSU, she plans to go to law school. We are proud of Glendy and wish her good luck on her path to becoming a lawyer!

Glendy (far right) at her program graduation ceremony.


Qinglin was only four years old when she and her family left China and immigrated to the U.S. Because of the language barrier, Qinglin felt isolated from the other children, which was very detrimental to her self-confidence. Fortunately, she and her older sister were experiencing the same issues so they supported each other.
During her sophomore year at Lowell High School, Qinglin applied for Enterprise’s Pathways program because she wanted the opportunity to gain work experience. Although she did not perform strongly during her practice interview at EHSS, her self-awareness pushed her to cultivate her skills until she was finally more comfortable with the interviewing process. Once she graduated from Pathways, she became a Junior Caddie at the Olympic Club over the summer. She did not like her job at first because she was a small girl, and the position required that she carry heavy bags. However, she told herself to push through it and, in time, she grew stronger and began to enjoy the job.
The most dramatic change over the course of two years was Qinglin’s self-confidence. When she was interviewed for the Caddie position as a sophomore she was very quiet and shy. She is now a brave, confident young woman who, after being interviewed by a twenty-five member panel of past Evans Scholars, was awarded an Evans Scholarship to attend Northwestern University. She was also offered a very generous financial aid package from Princeton. According to Qinglin, the job skills and opportunity to actually put them to use—made possible by EHSS—played major roles in building her confidence. Congratulations to Qinglin on her scholarship!

What would you say to encourage someone, who is considering supporting the EHSS?

We’ve seen time and again that developing workplace skills, having a job and exploring careers during high school can put a young person on the path to a fulfilling future. The problem is there are motivated kids, particularly from low income families, who can’t get a job and who don’t even know what’s possible. In some cases (like Glendy’s) it could make the difference between earning a decent living and poverty. In other’s (like Qinlin’s) it could accelerate a young person’s success. Enterprise provides the skills and connections young people need to get a job and the work experience, career exposure and confidence to succeed in life. We are turning away too many kids that we could help if we had the funds.


For more info, please visit the EHSS website.

Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques

Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques, established in 1972,  specializes in Georgian and Victorian jewelry in mint condition, ranging from parures, rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and chains to memorial jewelry, chatelaines, watches and other esoteric small jewelry collectibles. Many items are in their original fitted cases.

Arthur Guy Kaplan has been actively involved in the antique jewelry field for more than 35 years. In addition to participating in the most prestigious antiques shows in the United States and England, he lectures on antique jewelry throughout the United States and is the author of several identification and price guides to antique jewelry.

Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques is very pleased to be exhibiting for the first time at the west coast’s premier antiques show and highlights the following pieces:

Shell cameo of an angel in high relief

“Our favorite piece is this angel cameo; it is remarkable in that it is carved out of one piece of conch shell. It is extreme in its high relief. In all our years of selling antique jewelry we have seen maybe two other cameos carved in such high relief. We are also very fond of the attitude the angel expresses.”


Banded onyx suite in original presentation box

“Another favorite piece is the onyx suite. This is just so representative of what everyone thinks of as Victorian jewelry. It is over-the-top size wise. The use of black onyx plays into the theme of Queen Victoria’s perpetual mourning, which set the craze for memorial and black jewelry.”


Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques will be at booth #49.

Michael Pashby Antiques

Michael Pashby Antiques deals in fine quality English Antiques and Decorative Arts, items that combine rarity, beautiful design, excellent craftsmanship and ingenuity.
Michael Pashby specializes in works from the mid 17th century to the late 19th century and always stocks good pieces of Georgian and Regency period antique furniture, in particular documented and signed examples from the famous maker Gillows of Lancaster. His offering also includes excellent pieces of Campaign and Metamorphic furniture, Chinese (Anglo-Chinese) and Indian (Anglo-Indian) Export items as well as early English Oak and Walnut furniture.

Michael Pashby shares the following:
“The San Francisco fair is the only quality West coast fair dedicated to fine antiques and art. It is an extraordinary opportunity to interact with clients on the West coast who we do not often get to see otherwise.”

Highlights from the Michael Pashby Antiques offering include:


A Good George III Chippendale Period Gilt Carton Pierre Gilt Girandole of Large Proportions

Girandoles tend to be smaller in size than this example, so this piece must have been made for a setting of impressive proportions. The fact that it has survived with its original gilding is truly remarkable.


A Fine Regency Writing Table Attributed to John McLean

Documented furniture is rare but this remarkable and elegant piece was chosen by the leading furniture dealer of his time, M. Harris & Sons, for an exhibition celebrating the centenary of the dealership in 1968 and is prominently illustrated in their catalogue which we are happy to supply to the purchaser of this piece.


An Exceptional George III Gothic Inspired Mahogany Dumb Waiter Attributed to Mayhew and Ince

Simply the finest example of this model we have ever seen. Crafted by the leading makers of the period, Mayhew & Ince, it incorporates all the elements of the Gothic Revival designs of the late 18th Century. But what really makes this piece better is that it was designed for Clytha Castle, a tribute to the owner’s dearly departed young wife and therefore has a special resonance.


Very Fine Tiffany Pomegranate Lamp With Dichroic Glass

This iconic lamp combines both traditional values representative of an authentic Tiffany lamp and an extraordinarily modernistic feel reminiscent of Giacometti’s signature bronzes, and would be a statement piece in any setting, traditional or contemporary.


Michael Pashby Antiques will be at booth #42.

Show Entry Designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley

For the second year in a row, the entry to the Fall Antiques Show was conceptualized and designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley. John Ike, Tom Kligerman, and Joel Barkley opened design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley (IKB) twenty-five years ago, and today they operate offices in New York City and San Francisco. The firm has designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.

Widely recognized for innovative residential design, the firm’s projects are featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, and other national publications, and have been awarded the prestigious Julia Morgan and Stanford White Awards from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, as well as  continuous recognition on the AD 100 list from  Architectural Digest.

The first IKB monograph Houses (The Monacelli Press, 2010) will be followed on October 13 by The New Shingled House (The Monacelli Press, 2015): John Ike, Tom Kligerman and Joel Barkley believe the American romance with the shingle style has lasted nearly 150 years because it presents, in an understated way, the best of everything. The shingle style captures particularly American values: freedom and informality, individualism, and a certain energetic restlessness. For this distinguished design firm, the study and application of shingle architecture spurs creativity, enabling new answers to old questions, and opening one’s mind as well as one’s eyes. The New Shingled House presents 14 residences different and distinct from one another – all inspired by the best of tradition and the best of modernity.

IKB explains the design concept behind the 2015 SFFAS entry as follows:
“At Ike Kligerman Barkley, the Shingle Style is our muse —we look for new ways to re-imagine this iconic American style. On the occasion of our second book, The New Shingled House, we drew on the crisp geometry of origami to create a series of porches at the entrance to the Fall Antiques Show. Folded planes of cedar shingle support a timber pergola—creating shingle-framed stages for the interior designers to display their finds from the exhibitors’ array. These porches welcome the visitor, creating a hospitable pause before entering the show—our entrance becomes the front garden. An allée of trees in raised planters and an edging of boxwood graciously complete the scene.”

Suzanne Tucker, chair of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, declares:
“I am delighted to have such a stunning entrance this year, walking us through a park-like setting designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley. Reviving the designers’ vignettes is a highlight as three creative firms, Fisher Weisman, Allison Caccoma and Geoffrey deSousa showcase the passage of time and the timelessness of art and antiques.”

Ike Kligerman Barkley and the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show wish to thank the following for their contributions to the Fall Antiques Show entry:

Mr. Pete Moffat, Pete Moffat Construction
Mr. Bob Truax, Truax Design
Mr. Vince Kilduff, Interior Plant

Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh

Belgian dealers Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh specialize in fine antique weapons, jewelry and ethnographic objects from all five continents. Passionate about form and design, they only select items they fall in love with. Their travels have led them to discover a variety of non-European objects, from Oceania, Africa, Indonesia and North America. Their exploration of such different cultures have encouraged them to appreciate the combination of beauty and utility.

As first-time exhibitor at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, Patrick Mestdagh explains:
“My wife Ondine and I were looking for a show to exhibit in the USA. As exhibitor to the San Francisco Tribal Show for more than 10 years, it seemed natural for us to come back to San Francisco. West Coast taste seems to be working well for us. We are always in search of perfect aesthetics in every object we select. It is very important to us. This selection is always warmly welcomed by the West Coast collectors. Therefore, our choice for a new show in the USA was obvious! We are extremely happy to be part of the upcoming San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. Above all, I we love the city a lot! There is something between San Francisco and us, I am sure.”

Japanese Gilt Wood Lotus Blossoms
Late Edo Period, 19th century

A group of japanese gilt wood lotus blossoms, originally placed on an altar. The lotus is a symbol of Buddha, because just as the lotus emerges from the mud to bloom in perfection, Buddha was born of this earth but attained enlightenment.

Jizai-kagi, Kettle Hook Hanger
Japan, Edo period, 19th century

A very important kettle hook hanger called Jizai-kagi in the ebisu shape, of massive size, in keyaki or zeklova wood.


Carved Wood Toad
Japan, circa 1950

An important and very large wood carved toad by Hakasui Kawaguchi 5th of Samegai. The root of the Cryptomeria tree, like cedar, has this warty look to the wood. Samegai is in the Shiga province of Japan, and has a long tradition of wood carvers.


Roots Wood Vase
Japan, Edo period, 19th century

A very elegant roots wood vase used as a support for ikebana, the Japanese flower arrangement tradition which can be seen as a philosophy.


Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh will be at booth #23.

Janice Paull

Janice Paull is an international specialist and dealer in Mason’s and other English Ironstone China (1790 -1850), as well as Oriental Textiles & Art. Janice Paull exhibits at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show because “it enables me to showcase my specialty of English Ironstone & Oriental Textiles to leading interior designers and collectors in California. It is encouraging to be an exhibitor in a show where the organizers, committee and volunteers work so hard on our behalf.”

Janice has chosen to highlight the Oriental designs on English Ironstone China with her Oriental Textiles to demonstrate how antiques from the past can be used to enhance and elevate the environments of the present, and how a theme can be attained:

“Ironstone China has always held a particular fascination for me. I began researching during the early 1960’s pursuing an interest as a collector and then as a dealer. Ironstone wares are particularly attractive and today avidly sought by collectors on both sides of Atlantic. Its decorative quality and naive charm are admired by all. Many of the designs and colors were based on early Imari pieces. Imperfections such as paint runs, handles askew, all add to the charm. The vast array of patterns and shapes never fail to excite the imagination, the chance of finding a rare and interesting piece still keeps the collector ever vigilant. Identifying the factory, Turner, Spode, Davenport, Hicks & Meigh, Stephen Folch, or Ridgway, all manufacturing Ironstone-type wares in competition with Mason’s and in some cases producing the same pattern. New marks on retailers, colleges, regiments and armorial are constantly
being found and recorded.”

Mason’s Ironstone China Vase
Circa 1820
Size: 14 inches


English Ironstone China Jar & Cover
Circa 1820
Size: 12 inches


Trio of Mason’s Ironstone China Vases
Circa 1830
Size: 10 inches


Rare Mason’s Ironstone China Toys or Miniatures
Circa 1820
Size: 2.5 inches


Selection of Mason’s Ironstone China decorated in the Water Lily pattern
Circa 1820


Janice Paull will be at booth #25.

The Philadelphia Print Shop West

The Philadelphia Print Shop West, located in Denver, Colorado, is one of the country’s leading purveyors of antique maps and prints. The shop exhibits a full range of natural history, Americana, historical, sporting, and topographical prints, as well as maps of all parts of the world. They have a particularly strong inventory of prints and maps with a Western subject, such as prints of Native Americans and views and maps of the American West. Rare and reference books are also available.

The shop is owned and operated by Christopher W. Lane:

“I have been exhibiting at antique shows for 33 years, from Maine to Florida, and Houston to San Francisco and the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show certainly rates as one of my all-time favorites. The setting is, of course, unique and spectacular, but the show itself is one of the most exciting and varied shows anywhere in the country. The exhibitors range from the historical – the niche we fill – to the decorative, from antiques – like our prints and maps – to more modern items of amazing quality. A visit to the SFFAS is like going to one of the great collections in the country, but with the added benefit that you can take the items on display home with you!”

Here are a few previews from The Philadelphia Print Shop West:

Johann Baptist Homann. \"Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr.\" Nuremberg: J.B. Homann, ca. 1730. 19 x 22 1/2. Engraving. Original color. Very good condition.

Johann Baptist Homann. \”Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr.\”
Nuremberg: J.B. Homann, ca. 1730. 19 x 22 1/2.
Engraving. Original color. Very good condition.

“This is a terrific image of a lock built by Zacharias Landteck which combined time-telling with a map of the world indicating how the sun revolves and affects times and light around the globe. The map shows the northern hemisphere as best known at the time, with both the correct details and cartographic mistakes, such as California as an island!”

Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt. \”The Rocky Mountains, Lander\’s Peak.\” New York: Edward Bierstadt, 1866. Steel engraving by James Smillie.
16 1/2 x28. Excellent condition.

“Albert Bierstadt was one of the great 19th century painters of the American West and this is his iconic image of the Rocky Mountains. The painting traveled around the country and Bierstadt had an engraving made of the painting to help publicize his work and to make money through its sales. One of the classic 19th century images of the West.”


John B. Bachelder. \”Gettysburg Battle-Field.\”
New York: Endicott & Co., 1863. 21 x 36.
Lithograph. Original hand coloring. Some light staining in margins and spot in sky. Otherwise, very good condition.

“One of the great images of the Civil War, this bird’s eye view shows not only the topography of Gettysburg, but also the position of the various troops throughout the battle. Bachelder spent many months studying the landscape and talking to participants, making an amazingly accurate image of the battle, as attested to by the endorsements by various officers in the margin.”

The Philadelphia Print Shop West will be at booth #48

Celebratory Cocktails at Carlton Hobbs

On September 10, Carlton Hobbs and Ike Kligerman Barkley invited friends, colleagues and fellow antique aficionados to raise a glass in honor of the upcoming San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. This festive gathering took place at the spectacular Carlton Hobbs New York headquarters – formerly the Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt Mansion. Carlton Hobbs specializes in 17th through 19th century British and continental furniture and works of art, many of which will be exhibited at their booth during the upcoming San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.

Guests were warmly welcomed with a few words by Stefanie Rinza, business partner of Carlton Hobbs, Suzanne Tucker, chair of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, Ariane Trimuschat, director of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, and Tom Kligerman and John Ike, partners at Ike Kligerman Barkley, who have designed the entry for this year’s Fall Antiques Show.

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show would like to thank Carlton Hobbs and Ike Kligerman Barkley for hosting this wonderful and memorable evening.

Here are a few highlight images of the evening – all photographs by Cutty McGill:

John Ike, Carlton Hobbs, and Tom Kligerman

John Ike, Carlton Hobbs, and Tom Kligerman


Stefanie Rinza, Tom Kligerman, Ariane Trimuschat, and Katherine Jacobus

Stefanie Rinza, Tom Kligerman, Ariane Trimuschat, and Katherine Jacobus


Suzanne Tucker, Carlos Picon, and Stefanie Rinza

Suzanne Tucker, Carlos Picon, and Stefanie Rinza


John Ike, Stacey Bewkes, Tom Kligerman, and Newell Turner

John Ike, Stacey Bewkes, Tom Kligerman, and Newell Turner


Keith Granet and Suzanne Tucker

Keith Granet and Suzanne Tucker


Tom Kligerman and Michael Boodro

Tom Kligerman and Michael Boodro


Janice Parker, Meg Touborg, and Linda London

Janice Parker, Meg Touborg, and Linda London


Clinton Howell and John Smiroldo

Clinton Howell and John Smiroldo

Lithgow Osborne, Ariane Trimuschat, and Michael Pashby

Lithgow Osborne, Ariane Trimuschat, and Michael Pashby


Vladimir Turkeltaub and Valdimir Kanevsky

Vladimir Turkeltaub and Valdimir Kanevsky


John Danzer, Helen Fioratti, and Tiffany Tang

John Danzer, Helen Fioratti, and Tiffany Tang


Emily Clinton, Clinton Howell, Anne Harris, and Ralph Harvard

Emily Clinton, Clinton Howell, Anne Harris, and Ralph Harvard


Jamie Johnson and Bryant Keller

Jamie Johnson and Bryant Keller


Scott Wakeman, Lance Haeberle, John Ike, Keith Granet, and Nicholas Stern

Scott Wakeman, Lance Haeberle, John Ike, Keith Granet, and Nicholas Stern


Carlton Hobbs New York

Carlton Hobbs New York

J.R. Richards Asian Art

Joey Richards is one of the pre-eminent Asian art dealers on the west coast, specializing in ancient Chinese ceramics, in addition to contemporary ceramics from Japan.

Joey offers the following San Francisco Fall Antiques Show previews:

Five Porcelain Vessels by Masaru Nakada (from 8” to 17”)

Five Porcelain Vessels by Masaru Nakada (from 8” to 17”)

After throwing an essential form on the wheel, Nakada (Japan, born 1977) will carve out his sleek forms using a blade used for faceting porcelain. After carving, he applies a mixture of glaze and pigments onto the surfaces of his work, and then takes time to etch thin lines upon the surfaces of his works with a metal pin, essentially dulling the blade after 15 lines. After this process, Nakada embeds into each line a color – for example pastel reds, blues, yellows and black that are matte and subdued in a form of ‘zogan’ inlaying. Incredibly, the work is not bisque-fired, and is ultimately fired in a single main firing at a temperature of approximately 1230 to 1240 degrees Celsius for 11 hours. Nakada’s works are thematic, vivid, and ultimately, contemporary porcelain energized with the pop sensibilities of Japanese youth culture.

Porcelain Moon Jar by Kim Yik-Yung (22” tall)

Porcelain Moon Jar by Kim Yik-Yung (22” tall)

“White porcelain represents Koreans. In the old days, Korean used to wear all white.”
One of Korea’s most respected ceramic artists, Kim Yik-Yung (Korea, born 1935) has been a pioneer in the ceramic arts. With over five decades of work, she has striven endlessly to bring Korea’s ceramic heritage into the modern world. Her work, inspired by the pure white baekja (“white porcelain”) of the Joseon Dynasty (1397-1592), has been lauded worldwide for its harmonization of tradition and modern sensibilities.

J.R. Richards Asian Art will be at booth # 46.

Mallett Antiques

Mallett is one of the oldest established antique dealers in the world, specializing in the finest pieces of furniture and works of art, including pictures, clocks, and other high-quality objets d’art, primarily from the 18th century and Regency periods. For over 100 years Mallett has been sourcing important antiques with impeccable provenance for private collectors and the great museums of the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Andrew Ogletree, Assistant Vice President and Head of Sales in the Mallett New York Gallery, and Justin Evershed-Martin, Director, highlight the following three items:

Fine Silk Rug

A fine silk and wool Soho tapestry attributed to Joshua Morris, after a design by Andien de Clermont.
England, circa 1725.


English Tapestry

Lionel Harris, The Spanish Art Gallery, London
Mrs John E. Rovensky, until sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 22 January 1957 lot 1018.
with French and Co.
Mrs Hamilton Rice, until sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 23 October 1965, lot 343.
with Ian Hastie, Grosvenor House Antiques Fair
An important private UK collection.

English tapestries of the eighteenth century are commonly known by the generic title of Soho tapestries, as opposed to those of the 17th century which were mostly woven in Mortlake. An integral part of domestic decoration in the grandest house for centuries the fashion began to wane towards the mid-eighteenth century and the textiles created in and around Soho between 1700 and c 1740 represent a last highpoint of the craft in England.

As with most English furniture contemporary to the tapestry, few pieces were signed, and it is often hard to distinguish between the different workshops. This tapestry is one of a series that is important primarily for its quality but also for the homogeneity of the pieces and the ability to ascribe them all to one prominent weaver, Joshua Morris, whose signature appears on several examples.

Empire Clock by Bofenschen

An early 19th century Empire Clock by Bofenschen
France, circa 1820.

An early 19th-century bronze and ormolu night clock, the enamel face signed Bofenschen a Paris with Roman numerals set into a classical vase with lions head handles the reverse with glass projection lens, the main body with ormolu ornamentation supported on a bronze plinth with large ormolu starburst.

This very unusual clock is designed to be used both during the day and at night. The vase contains an oil reserve and wick that can be lit at night which projects the time through an adjustable lens in the reverse. The gilded finial is removed to act as a chimney for the flame.

Bofenschen was an expert clockmaker and inventor who flourished in Paris between 1780 when he was first recorded and 1813 when he was last recorded working in the Rue de Temple during which time he worked alongside arguably the greatest of all French horologists Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1823).

Marble Dining Table

Carina, by Klauser and Carpenter, England, circa 2010

Carina is an elegant marble dining table, sitting up to twelve guests, designed by Klauser & Carpenter. The table blends the fluid aesthetic of maritime architecture with the sculptural purity of classic Carrara marble. The fusion of these two opposed natural elements, water, and stone, graces Carina with a poised and serene sense of poetry.

Mallett Antiques will be at booth #33