October 30 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Lecture: "Of Sphinxes and Sofas"

Every year The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show plans a special exhibition with an accompanying lecture series. (For those of you who've never attended the show, The SFFAS is THE West Coast's premiere antiques event including top dealers from all over the country as well as overseas.)

This year's theme couldn't be more glamorous: "Egyptomania: Nile Style in the Decorative Arts." Please join me on Friday, October 30 for a closer look at the Egyptian revival in the British Isles. We'll trace this vogue from Thomas Hope's Egyptian Room in his Duchess Street manse to Oliver Messel's film sets for Caesar and Cleopatra starring the sphinx-like Vivien Leigh as the asp loving Queen of the Nile.

the couch from Thomas Hope's Egyptian Room which was painted 'pale yellow and bluish green of the Egyptian pigments, relieved by masses of black and of gold.'

"Of Sphinxes and Sofas" Lecture and Regency Redux booksigning:
Friday, October 30, 11:15 am
San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center
RSVP online or call (415) 989-9019
Tickets $15.

Presented in collaboration with The Royal Oak Foundation and Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation.

Click here for the entire lecture series and here to visit The Show's blog kept by gentleman-of-style Grant K. Gibson.