This mid-17th century oak chair from the collection of Bob Oliphant made £15,000 at Dreweatts.

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Heading up the new team are associates Kirsty Harris, John White and John Hayes, who together have over 60 years' auction house experience in Britain and Europe. All most recently worked at fellow Glaswegian saleroom McTear's.

Mulberry Bank Auctions are based in the West End of the city, close to Argyle Street. The modern glass-fronted building is nestled within the sweeping early Victorian sandstone townhouses of St Vincent Crescent. It takes its name from a large mansion that stood on the site until demolition in the 1930s.

The new auction house will hold Saturday sales of fine antiques and collectables every six weeks, the first scheduled for July 2. They also plan quarterly sales of rare and collectable whisky using Andrew Bell (again formerly of McTears) as a consultant.

Scotland's largest city is increasingly well served by fine art auctioneers with Mulberry Bank joining McTear's (Meiklewood Gate), Great Western Auctions in the Whiteinch district and the consignment offices of Bonhams (St Vincent Street) and Lyon and Turnbull (Bath Street).

Contact 0141 225 8181 or www.mulberrybankauction.com