Chris Jussel is no stranger to starting a phenomena. As the original host of PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, Jussel catapulted to fame as the scholarly, but down-to-earth appraiser who could set the record straight on everything from a 16th-century Milanese parade helmet to a thank you letter penned by, your truly, Jackie Onassis. With its Roulette-like atmosphere (anyone with an attic could be a winner, essentially) and reality TV-friendly format, the show became the late 1990s sleeper hit.
Like anything old and of great value (think wine, books, jewelry, art), antique furniture can feel like a hefty commitment that requires insider knowledge, constant upkeep, and preservation to maintain that value. Not to mention, many of us simply think the aesthetic is far too specific to fit into a modern day setting. But despite any reservations, there’s no denying the sacred presence and sheer beauty of an object crafted more than a century ago. Read More
Taking its cue from San Francisco’s 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, this year’s San Francisco Fall Art and Antiques Show—entitled “Flower Power: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques, and Design”—is bound to be one for the books. Touted as the oldest continually operating International art and antiques show on the West Coast, the San Francisco Fall Art and Antiques show is now in its 36th year. This year’s show will kick off on October 25th with the annual Preview Gala—always a San Francisco social calendar highlight—and will run from October 26th through October 29th. Read More