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Urban Chateau imports 17th, 18th and 19th Century fine antiques and works of art from France, Italy and throughout Europe. If we find compelling pieces we will include highly decorative and stylish vintage accessories from the early 20th century that mix well with antiques or modern interiors. We offer an elegant selection of authentic furniture in styles emphasizing gilt, marquetry,

All showrooms are now closed. The collection is accessible exclusively online.


lacquered and painted finishes and works of art including signed bronze sculptures, Objets d’Art in silver and ivory, statues, paintings, prints and mounted Chinese porcelain vases. Now in our ninth year, we have rapidly become one of San Francisco’s top purveyors of fine European Antiques and Decorative Arts. We specialize in French Antiques, Italian Antiques and Works of Art.

“ With an eye for collecting as distinctive as a signature, Terry Gross, owner of Urban Chateau, has quickly earned her gallery a prominent position within San Francisco’s world of fine antique resources.”
~ “Urban Chateau” by Rebecca Otto, Antiques and Design, February/March 2003

“‘As a collector, I’ve always looked for value as well as beauty and because of that we buy antiques as close to the source as possible,’ Dr Gross says. ‘When we get a good value in Europe, we are able to pass that on to our customers. That creates value for the client, which is my buying philosophy for Urban Chateau.’”
~ “Urban Chateau” by Rebecca Otto, Antiques and Design, February/March 2003

Urban Chateau was founded by Dr Terry Gross and her daughter Lisa Gross Erickson with the goal of sharing Dr. Gross’s personal passion: 30 years of studying and collecting fine period French, Italian and European decorative arts. Over the past 15 years, Dr Gross has established lasting and personal relationships through her own collecting with some of the finest and most trusted antique sources in France. In addition, thrice-yearly buying trips to France and elsewhere allow a unique perspective on the antiques market with an eye towards pieces that have become increasingly difficult for the average collector to find.

“Urban Chateau specializes in original gilded and painted finishes, unique Objets d'Art, and other decorative items all arranged in evocative tableaux. Mother-daughter team Terry Gross and Lisa Erickson are responsible for creating this luxurious alternative universe in which each grouping reflects careful selection and a balance of color, texture, and scale. While it can't compete with a live visit to the regal shop, they've even created a user-friendly website featuring photos and descriptions of their entire inventory.
~ Crown Guides, “Unique Places,” 2005