Two chairs will be auctioned next week in Edinburgh and are each expected to fetch between £30-50,000 each.

They were made for Miss Cranston’s Tea Room in Glasgow and designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This year is the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth and that is expected to add to the attraction of these otherwise rather plain pieces of furniture.

Olivia Dobson of Lyon & Turnbull with one of the beautifully simple chairs

They are made of oak and were designed for the men’s Billiards and Smoking Rooms which were on the top two floors above the tea and luncheon rooms.

Lyon & Turnbull 33 Broughton Place Edinburgh EH1 3RR

Decorative Arts : Design since 1860 auction