Asian Arts


The breadth of Asian history is so vast and so varied that the term “Asian Arts” barely breaks the surface of the rich artistic heritage of the Asiatic continent. The Leland Little Asian Arts Department has sold pieces from a monumental Vietnamese lacquer painting to fine Chinese Imperial throne covers, Tibetan thangkas to original woodblock prints by the Japanese masters like Yoshida Hiroshi. Each represents the very best of its country’s artistic traditions and the global nature of the contemporary art market.


Kendal Parker

Kendal Parker

Asian Arts Director

Kendal Parker is a Chapel Hill native whose love of Asian art has taken her around the world and back. Kendal holds a BA and MA in Art History from the University of Georgia. She has worked with Asian art collections at museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Ackland Art Museum. Kendal spent seven years living in Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to North Carolina to raise her three sons.

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Tour of The Signature Winter Auction

Sunlight dances through our gallery in anticipation of our Signature Winter Auction this Saturday, December 3rd.


The Finer Points: Florals in Design

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse


Unboxing: Japanese Lacquered Picnic Set

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The Collector’s Eye: A Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina

Leland Little is proud to offer a Private Collection from Greensboro, North Carolina in our Signature Summer Auction on June 11. This collection features exemplary American and English furniture, fine art and more with storied provenances.


The Finer Points: A Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina

Explore the finer details of classical art, botanical engravings, Chinese porcelain, and antique furniture. These featured pieces, along with the entirety of the collection will be offered in our Signature Summer Auction, June 11th at 9am EDT.


Humility, Concentration, Perseverance…and Talent

When I start a project, I have a rough idea in mind, but it really is a joint venture between the bamboo and myself. It could be a friendly partnership, or it could be a battle. Whichever the case may be, dialogue with the material and constant adjustments by the artist are essential to every part of the process. – Morigami Jin, 2018


A Catalyst of Ideas

"Diego was a catalyst in the literal sense of the word: something that precipitates or facilitates a change" (Raymond Foye, The Brooklyn Rail)


The Collection of Art Historian and Designer Sterling Boyd

A great eye is rarely confined to a single category. For Sterling Boyd, the synthesis of his extensive knowledge and impeccable style was a personal collection of art and antiques that brought together beauty and history.


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Chair Files: Kendal