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The Celtic Revivalist Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852-1936) painted murals for several religious and charitable organisations in Edinburgh, and became the first woman elected to the Royal Scottish Academy.

This 6½ x 5in (16.5 x 12cm) bronze and enamel triptych was made by her for evening devotion and was small enough to fit into a travelling case.

It has three painted panels representing Evening, The Comforter of Night and Morning and includes text taken from Psalms 27 and 4.

The bronze frame and stand was probably designed by Ramsay Traquair and made by Brook & Sons of Edinburgh. Arts@doune, run by Scottish-based Arts & Crafts specialists Gordon Foster and Fiona MacSporran, will be offering the piece at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia in London priced at £15,000.

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A pair of recently restored mirrors from Fisherton House Asylum, now part of Salisbury Hospital, will feature in Bellmans’ sale on November 7-9 in Sussex.

The Italian Baroque gilt-framed wall mirrors date from the 19th century and hung at either end of the ballroom, constructed in 1868-69 as a social activities room for the patients. It was used on at least one occasion as a venue for a concert for the entertainment of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and his entourage.

Each 6ft x 10ft 8in (1.83 x 3.25m) high mirror has a pierced and carved upper frieze, with floral baskets flanked by opposing winged beasts above the shaped mirror plate and a relief carved floral frame mounted with beast head masks.

They are estimated at £5000-7000 each.

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Thought to have resided in the same family for over a century, this painting by the English genre artist Frederick Daniel Hardy (1827-1911) will be offered at Brightwells of Leominster on November 8-9.

Estimated at £8000-10,000, The Lost Shilling dates to 1868 and depicts a scene of a family hunting for a coin under the floorboards.

A leading member of the Cranbrook Colony of artists inspired by 17th century Dutch and Flemish painters, Hardy lived at Cranbrook in Kent from 1854-75.

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