Our Story

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Family owned for over 40 years

In 1973, William and Robert Roland founded Roland Antique Gallery, Inc. Serving the United States and Europe, the Roland brothers piloted a respected and renowned wholesale antique outlet, specializing in traditional fine and decorative arts. Over the decades, Roland became a name synonymous with integrity and quality. Billy and Robert gained a reputation for being forthright dealers; flexible, resourceful, and unafraid of any size consignment or purchase. To this day, the Roland brothers, their families, and their associates remain fixtures of the downtown decorative and fine art market; an institution with over forty years of experience and trust.

In 2010, Roland Antiques embarked on a new endeavor as Roland Auctions NY. Specializing in estate sales large and small, our monthly auctions have become a staple event for dealers, decorators, and retail buyers alike. Located in the historic St. Denis hotel at 80 East 11th St, our auctions are presented in multiple intimate gallery spaces. In addition to monthly estate sales, Roland conducts multiple specialized and single-owner sales throughout the year.

We offer many services to the trade and general public, including:

Appraisals: As appraisers, we provide attorneys, executors, and individuals with AAA-certified and USPAP compliant appraisals.
Auctions: We conduct monthly sales with items from multiple estates, single-owner sales, specialized sales, on-site auctions, and charity auction services.
Consignments: We are always accepting consignments for auction. A consignment can be a single lot, or an entire estate. With a personal family touch, we are flexible and always able to tailor our services to meet our clients’ needs.
Estate Purhase/Liquidation: With our roots firmly in the world of estate liquidation, we present competitive offers for outright purchase, for individual items, small collections, or entire estates. We can also provide “broom-clean” cleanout services.

From the Desk of Bill and Rob Roland

Bill and Rob RolandFor more than four decades, we have been a reliable and trusted trade source to the antiques marketplace. Whether buying or selling, we have enjoyed the good fortune of many loyal customers. We sell throughout America and internationally, exporting fine objects to dealers and collectors the world over.

In October of 2010, Roland Antiques became Roland Auctions NY. Since then, we have held monthly auctions of hundreds of lots. The auction has brought with it exciting new possibilities for our business, the business of building relationships. Fine and decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry, collectibles, and quality objects of all types have filled our sales, and each month brings a new landmark sale for our auction gallery.

We are pleased to offer these fine objects to designers, collectors, and the public.

We would like to thank all of you who have helped us get where we are today, and invite everyone who shares a passion and enthusiasm for art and antiques to visit our new location and peruse our fantastic inventory of unique and special objects.

With warm regards,

Bill and Rob Roland