Lark E. Mason, Jr. worked with Sotheby’s New York from 1979 to 2003 as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art, and Director of Online Auctions for He is the founder of iGavel Auctions and Lark Mason Associates, Inc. from 2003 to the present. He was an adjunct professor at Parson’s School of Design, the New York School of Interior Design, and New York University.

He is a Certified member and officer and board member or the Appraisers Association of America He is the translator and author of many articles and books including: The Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, by Wang Shi Xiang; Classic Chinese Furniture of the Qing Dynasty; and Asian Art, author. He was the Chairman of Asia Week New York for 2016 and 2017.

His public appearances include: The Antiques Roadshow, Good Morning America, Strange Inheritance, Fox Business, PBS Marketwatch, and numerous other interviews on all major networks.