It's been awhile since we've been able to open up a new Chair File (about the duration of a quarantine) so we're particularly excited to share this one with you. Luke Newbold is the Leland Little Auctions Modernism & Glass Director, but his infectious laugh and impressive breadth of knowledge spread well beyond the confines of those two departments. True to Luke's enthusiastic form, when we asked him to pick one chair from our Mid-Summer Estate Auction
, he ended up picking several, from that auction and beyond.
Luke's first job at 14 was in an auction house, and throughout college at UNC Asheville his heart stayed in the industry. Which leads us to....
LLA: How did you end up at Leland Little?
LN: After I graduated from college in 2009, I attended every single auction at Leland Little and would wait through till the end of the sales to say hi to Leland and ask him if there were any job openings. Luckily he called a few months later offering me a job, despite misspelling his name (he still holds it against me), and eleven years later they still can't shake me!
LLA: If you had to pick one auction category that you could take to a desert island, what would it be and why?
LN: If I had to choose one category of items to take to a desert island it would be decorative accessories. I enjoy cataloguing glass, modernism and furnishings; however, decorative accessories covers so many things, from primitive to exquisite and in every conceivable era!