Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales
Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales is a US based auctioneer, specialising in antiques and fine art. It is one of the leading auctioneers in North Carolina and prides itself on offering a competitive market to its consignors.
Leland Little founded the company in Hillsborough, North Carolina, in 1998, since when it has firmly established itself as one of the major auctioneers in the state.
Little began his love affair with antiques while at college in the early 1990s. He has a particular interest in US furniture and received the award of North Carolina auctioneer grand champion in 2001.
Many of its sales take place at the company’s recently renovated auction galleries in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
The company’s historic, fine and decorative arts auctions occur on a quarterly basis. The sales attract considerable online interest from across the globe.
Group visits to view lots are welcomed in the week leading up to an auction. Staff are on hand to impart advice and answer questions.
The auction house has thorough knowledge in a vast range of areas, with a number of staff and a network of experts available to provide guidance. Areas of expertise include:
• Oriental rugs
• Musical instruments
The company offers a number of specialist services. These include:
• Complete or partial estate liquidations
• Individual assessment of each sale agenda
• Acceptance of private consignments
• Public sales or brokerage services
• Estate and insurance appraisals
• Free confidential consultation
• Museum deaccessioning
An Italian micromosaic painting from around 1800 sold in March 2004 for $22,500, while in September 2005, a 20th century Anthony Theime artwork sold for $99,000.
A 20th century Georg Jensen serving dish made $7,975 at auction in December 2006.
In June 2006, a mid-19th century Chester Webster stoneware jug achieved $38,500.