Carnegie-owned table set for auction

A TABLE once treasured by the world's richest family who snapped it up at a Scottish auction house 30 years after first laying eyes on it, has resurfaced and goes under the hammer in Scotland tomorrow.

The Cluny Table was bought by Louise Carnegie, wife of Scottish steel magnate and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, pictured right, in the 1920s when they were living at their "summer house", Skibo Castle.

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The magnificent table, a Regency-period rosewood octagonal-top vitrine, is expected to fetch 15,000 when it goes under the hammer at Lindsay Burns and Company auctioneers and valuers' Winter Antiques & Fine Art Sale in Perth. Auctioneer Nick Burns described the piece as "rarefied provenance".