Nile Style at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

The Collective Chairs, Shirley Robinson von Karl, Kathryn Laseter and Kendall Wilkinson, with 2009 Fall Antiques Show Strategist Lisa Podos

Inspired by the King Tut exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Egyptomania was the theme for the 28th annual San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. The gala preview party, long known as one of the city social set’s favorite annual events, was held on October 28, 2009. The party drew record numbers of fine arts and antiques collectors, appreciators and designers:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

The three-day show featured some 65 dealers from around the United States and Europe. A broad range of styles and periods in American, English, Continental and Asian furniture, ceramics, silver, glass, rugs, textiles, jewelry and fine art were on display. Lectures from Tut to Today, explored topics ranging from who owns Egyptian Antiquities to the Egyptian Revival Style under Napoleon and Josephine, to Egyptian influences on design today.

Since 1982, the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show has benefited Enterprise for High School Students, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding jobs and running career development programs for local youth.

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