Currently Senior Vice President, Heritage Auctions, New York. Auctioneer, author and decorative arts professional for over 35 years. Considered the country's leading authority on the work of Rene Lalique. Parsons part-time faculty member since 1984. Previously: Decorative Arts Department Head and Auctioneer, Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers, NYC; Vice President, Department Head and Auctioneer, Sotheby's, NYC; Adjunct Professor, Bard Graduate Center, NYC. Appears frequenlty as an expert appraiser on PBS television "Antiques Roadshow" since the first season. Books include "Lalique Glass" (1986), "Majolica" (1989), "Art Deco" (2005) and "Bespoke Mascots" (2014). Lectures widely at museums nationally. Articles published regularly in numerous websites and publications, including "CNN.com", "Intelligent Collector", "Cigar Aficionado" and "Wine Spectator".
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