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DALLAS – More than 200 visitors went online to view Dallas Auction Gallery’s Aug. 29 catalog listing for a Louis XV-style tulipwood and burl bonheur du jour. With a rectangular ormolu gallery top and paneled door signed Baston, it featured a slide-out writing surface above three frieze drawers. Estimated at $6,000-$9,000, it hammered for $17,150.
BOSTON – Online buyers scoured Skinner’s August Discovery Auction catalog for “timely” buys. One of the sale’s standouts was a Chippendale birch-case, eight-day model, 89 inches tall, with a painted iron dial signed Paul Rogers, Berwick (Maine). The lot sold for $11,637 against an estimate of $2,500-$3,500.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – At Tom Harris’ Aug. 25 sale of antiques and Orientalia, 210 visitors viewed a pale-green jade bowl with three dragon-like creatures gripping the rim. It measured a mere 2 inches tall, but it exceeded its $100-$300 estimate by attracting 14 bids and ultimately went for $4,800.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – On Aug. 4, Northgate Galleries auctioned a French-style fruitwood sofa on cabriole legs with scroll-carved feet covered in quilted silk fabric. The lot attracted 12 bids before selling for $5,175.
PALM BEACH, Fla. – On Aug. 13 at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, a 1985 Avinash Chandra (1931-1991) oil on canvas, titled Pahar Hill, attracted 215 online-catalog visitors. The Expressionist work, 50 inches by 80 inches in a gilt French frame, sold for $46,360.
BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski’s Aug. 11 maritime auction saw the most Internet interest in the steam yacht Harvard. The model drew 83 visitors to the catalog and realized $6,600.