Arlie Sulka


Lillian Nassau LLC
New York, NY
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Arlie Sulka, a graduate of Smith College, is the owner of the world-renowned Tiffany gallery, Lillian Nassau LLC in New York City. Lillian Nassau, the gallery’s founder, has been credited with reviving the interest in and almost single-handedly creating the market for the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. In 1980, Mrs. Nassau recruited Ms. Sulka to work alongside her in the legendary gallery.

A recognized specialist and dealer in late 19th and early 20th century decorative arts, Ms. Sulka has been a devotee of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, particularly his blown glass, lamps, windows, mosaics, and ceramics. Having over 40 years of experience in the field of antiques, Ms. Sulka lectures in museums around the country, has published articles, works as an appraisal consultant for private clients and various museums in North America and in Europe, and has been a part-time lecturer in the NYU Continuing Education Appraisal Studies Program. She also serves on the board of directors of The National Antiques and Art Dealers Association of America, Inc.(NAADAA), the Art Glass Forum and the Corning Fellows. Ms. Sulka is also a member of the Chairman’s Council of the New York Historical Society. Since 1998, she has appeared as a guest appraiser on PBS’s ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.

Since assuming ownership of Lillian Nassau LLC in 2006, Ms. Sulka has mounted a number of Tiffany exhibitions at the gallery and has published two important books about Tiffany glass and Tiffany pottery, written by acclaimed Tiffany scholar and professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers University, Dr. Martin Eidelberg.

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