Roland Antiques has been family owned and operated for nearly forty years. Outside of the Billy and Robert (and their families), the Roland staff is a collection of professionals committed to making you feel like family.
Co-President, Principal Auctioneer, Appraiser (AAA)
Bill Roland started at Ace Galleries in 1974 under the tutelage of Herb Gordon. After Ace, Bill struck out on his own with William J. Roland Antiques. Soon after, his brother Rob joined him, and after some years ventured into a partnership. In 1990, Bill partnered with Great Gatsby’s Auction NY. Since 1992, Bill and Robert have been partners in Roland Antiques, and in the summer of 2010, the Roland brothers ventured back into the auction business with Roland Auction NY.
Bill Roland is a highly sought-after appraiser and auctioneer in the New York area. As an appraiser, Bill is certified by Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and is a member of the Appraisers Association of America. Mr. Roland is also a licensed auctioneer by the city of New York, lending his talents not only to his own auction, but also to charity auctions for the American Cancer Society, Lower Lab School, Friends Academy, Penguin Theatre Group, Roundabout Theatre, and more. With their newest endeavor, Roland Auction, Bill and Robert continue to work with their family, both blood and professional, to bring you the highest quality merchandise and services with a personal touch.
Bill Roland was also one of four featured dealers on the 2012 Discovery Channel reality show FINAL OFFER
Co-President, CFO, Auctioneer, Cataloguer
For more than 30 years Robert has done and been everything in the New York antiques world. After studying at Brockport University and CW Post, Robert obtained a BA in Communications. We like to say that Roland is family owned and operated, and Robert is the one responsible for making sure our buyers and sellers are family. Be it customer relations, appraisals, cataloging, managing the gallery, or supervising the auction, Robert is currently a city-licensed auctioneer.
Linda B. Selden (LBS)
Linda B. Selden has been President of her own Virtual Office, LBS Business Services, Inc., since 1991. She began working with Roland Antiques in 1994, serving as their “Virtual Office”, working closely with her Brother-in-Law, Bill Roland, on all administrative, marketing and appraisal services. For over 18 years, Linda has served as Roland’s go to person for everything related to their operations. She’s up before dawn and leaves her desk well after closing hours at Roland’s.
When Linda started LBS back in 1991, no one had even thought of the name “Virtual Assistant”. When she served as President of the International Virtual Assistants Association in 2008, she made it her mission to make “Virtual Assistants” a household name.
Gallery Director, Auctioneer, Head Cataloguer
Having joined the Roland family in 2011, Michael Podniesinki is no stranger to the Metropolitan New York Antique and Fine Art community. Nearly two decades ago, Michael got his start with Tepper Galleries, and more recently spent several years concentrating on mid-century modern at John Salibello Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Podniesinski was senior cataloguer and auctioneer at R. M. Smythe & Co, focusing on historic manuscripts and document collections, in addition to historic Americana sales. Michael completed his undergraduate coursework in design at SUNY Buffalo, and continued in graduate studies at The Bard Graduate Center. Mr. Podniesinski is currently a city-licensed auctioneer.
E. Victoria Ayers
Cataloguer, Appraiser (AAA, ASA)
Victoria Ayers has been a Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver Specialist, and Appraiser at Roland Auctions since March of 2016. Her areas of specialty are in the areas of European and American Furniture and Decorative Arts with a focus on Ceramics and Silver.
Ayers completed a master’s program at an international auction house’s post graduate school where she later received her training and was employed by that house at its New York headquarters for almost 20 years, valuing and cataloguing the decorative arts of many collections, including the Estates of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Pamela Harriman, and Mrs. John Hay Whitney.
In 2003, Ayers assumed the role of Senior Vice President of another international auction house where she was responsible for their decorative arts department. Ayers later became an independent Fine Art and Antiques Appraiser, working with national clientele located in Colorado, New York, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Michigan and California. She returned to NYC in 2008, where she was Senior Specialist, Generalist and Appraiser for another international auction house until February, 2016.
Ayers is an active member of the American Society of Appraisers, where she has served as Secretary, Second and First Vice-President of its New York City Chapter. She is USPAP compliant. She is a member of ArtTable, the national organization of Professional Women in the Arts where she has chaired round tables for Women in the Arts. She is the adviser to the CEO of Cherokee Ranch and Castle, and sits of their Castle Collections Committee. In addition to lecturing to groups and institutions on a wide variety of subjects, Victoria has written scholarly articles published in magazines as Town & Country and Country Living.
Danielle Roland Giannico
VP, Estates Department
Currently, Danielle oversees the Estates Department at Roland and is responsible for Accounts Receivable, Marketing, and Client Relations. Prior to joining the Roland staff in 2009, Danielle held the position of both Assistant Buyer and Senior Inventory Planner for Canon USA Inc.
Director of Client Services
Beth found her way into the arts and antiques industry by way of her husband, Bill. A native New Yorker, she studied secretarial science at SUNY Canton before moving to New York City. After 22 Years as a full-time mother, Beth has transitioned into the family business. Beth helps foster relationships with both new and long-time clients.