HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – This spring, Leland Little Auctions moved into its new gallery, exhibition space and administrative offices. Representing the vision of Leland Little expressed through the design eye of architect Richard Gurlitz, the new construction directly connects with the auction company’s existing building, providing 41,000 square feet of space.
Programmatically designed from the onset, the material and structure of the new gallery elevates the auction experience. Glass walls, high ceilings and sophisticated spaces invite collectors to meaningfully engage with department specialists and their carefully curated offerings. From fine art to modern design to fine wine, the strength of Leland Little’s team matches the strength of its new facility. This gallery, the only one of its kind in the region, will serve as a hub for arts and culture in North Carolina.
“We are privileged and excited to announce the opening of our new modern auction gallery,” said President Leland Little, adding, “This gallery was designed to provide a space for the collecting community – to gather, to learn, to connect and to grow in their field of interest, as well as to provide an opportunity to buy and sell in a professional, 21st-century auction venue, whether digitally or in person.”
On June 11, Leland Little will hold its Signature Summer Auction, featuring a strong selection of fine art, antique furniture and fine jewelry. Fine art offerings will be led by an oil on paper by Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830-1902) titled Nassau Beach and estimated at $20,000-$40,000, and an oil on canvas by Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935) titled The Stairs and estimated at $100,000-$150,000.
English and Continental furniture highlights include a George II carved mahogany pie-crust tilt top tea table, formerly in the collection of Henry P. McIIhenny and carrying an estimate of $15,000-$25,000, as well as an English Rococo carved mahogany concertina action card table bearing the same estimate, which was once in the collection of Henry Hirsch.
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