Contents of a substantial Victorian country house which was once owned by Dundee publishers, the Thomson family, are being sold at auction this week.
Ravensby Hall in Carnoustie was built in the 1870s for the Thomson family, who had acquired their wealth in the 19th century through shipping.
During the mid-19th century, the Thomson family invested in publishing and bought the Dundee Courier in 1886.
Ravensby Hall was intended as their country retreat, befitting a family of their status in Scottish society.
From the 1960s, the house was the residence of Peter and Patricia Grace Shaw, who established the successful Lochdene Kennels, breeding the award-winning Lochdene cocker spaniels.
Selected contents from the house are being sold by Lyon & Turnbull on Wednesday.
Highlights include a selection of decorative boulle marquetry furniture as well as several attractive Regency giltwood mirrors.
The sale includes a Louis XV style kingwood Vernis Martin display cabinet with a £1,200 to £1,800 estimate and a Victorian boulle marquetry serepentine credenza valued at between £1,000 and £1,500.
There is also a Nicole Frères cylinder music box on stand with a guide price of £2,500 to £3,500 and a Regency style cut glass chandelier on at £600 to £800.
Part of the furnishings at Ravensby came from the now demolished Lochton Castle, a traditional Scottish Baronial dwelling built in 1852 near Inchture, Perthshire and purchased by Mr & Mrs Alfred Tosh upon their return from India in the early 1900s.
Mr Tosh was involved with the jute industry in Dundee, whilst the family of Mrs Tosh (nee Stewart) were the owners of the Dundee whisky distillers, Stewart & Son.
A spokesman for Lyon & Turnbull said: “It is a lovely collection of items from one of the great houses of Scotland.
“The items have a link to the Thomson family. It always helps having provenance, which makes it more interesting for people when they buy it.
“This is specialist furniture that is very beautiful. The items have created a lot of interest.”