Period George on Clement calling it quits; closing sale this weekend

Photo by Frederic Larson / The Chronicle

After 12 years at 7 Clement Street, Period George Antiques is closing its doors.

The store is having a closing sale this weekend where everything is 10-50% off.

“Come and check out our museum-quality antiques. Everything from candlesticks, decanters, napkin rings, wine glasses, hand-milled soaps, antique flatware, decoupage serving trays, matchbooks, silver picture frames, tabletop pieces and rare finds picked up from our travels, estate sales, and flea markets.”

The sale will begin this Friday, Saturday and next Tuesday; hours are 11am until 6pm each day.

The store will remain open until early May, with the sale ongoing.

We’re really sorry to see it go; the store added a classic touch to inner Clement.

Sarah B.


  1. You knew it was gonna happen. Nice things but way over the top expensive.

  2. Too bad. Great store. One of the stafff said the closure was due to an impending seismic retrofit. Whether that’s all that’s going on, retrofits are a tough thing to sit out (especially if half of what you sell is china!). At least it wasn’t another ADA lawsuit (they survived that around year 6).

    The local businesses in Guadalupe (Santa Barbara Co.) got roto-tilled a few years ago by the state-mandated seismic retrofit of masonry buildings). Many long-standing Latino-owned businesses closed, from one visit to the next, and half the town seemed under construction. (Cheap sheetrock replaced the old plaster walls whose ears had heard so many stories).

  3. Tragic – it’s my go-to for host/hostess gifts! I’ve found so many small treasures here.

  4. Hi everyone
    Just to update you all and let you know that Period George will still be in action till end of April, early May.
    It is with a heavy heart that we are closing.
    Please come visit us before we leave.

  5. There are already steel beams in the ceiling, but perhaps that’s from a dance retrofit rather than an earthquake retrofit, as they don’t seem connected to any sort of load-bearing framework (such as we now see inside numerous storefronts).

    Never did see the promised seismic repairs at the old Joe’s Ice Cream (InfiniTea) location mentioned several years back.

  6. Shopped there once and got a lecture about politics (unprompted) that left me unlikely to go back in there. I also agree with #4, but the tone of the owner would’ve convinced me to spend the extra, but it went the other way. I still wish him well, but that was awkward and made a bad first impression where I was concerned.

  7. Oh, I’ll add that I often enjoyed the flawless window displays and welcomed the variety in the neighborhood.

  8. So sorry to see the shop close. As I walked clement yesterday lamenting that, I noticed a sign for a bicycle shop scheduled to open. Anyone have info on that?

  9. This is real tragedy. A few years ago there were a number of delightful shops on Clement. Could actually spend an afternoon in Clement Street antiques shops. Now there are virtually none. Quality new merchandise shops are in short supply as well. April in Paris and Satin Moon are only good retail shops left, and if you don’t sew, or aren’t in the market for a divine but very expensive handbag, you’re really out of luck.

    What’s causing the problems? How many buildings are owned by locals? How many are owned by out of country investors? Board of Supervisors has passed so many ridiculously outrageous laws, perhaps it’s time for one that will actually help San Franciscans: No ownership by out-of-country investors.

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