Sampling of top lots sold via provided the online catalog and live Internet bidding for the auctions and lots listed here. Prices do not include buyer’s premiums. For more information, visit

Bonheur du jourc.jpgDALLAS – 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.

Jade Bowlc.jpgMARSHALLTOWN, 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.

Chandrac.jpgPALM 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.

Harvardc.jpgBEVERLY, 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.