Painting by Glover to hit a high note at auction

Armitage Auctions employee David Jordaan playing a piano that is up for auction tomorrow. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

Armitage Auctions employee David Jordaan playing a piano that is up for auction tomorrow. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

OLD maps, furniture, ivory and more will go under the hammer at tomorrow's Armitage Auctions sale at Invermay.

Interesting items from three different estates have added an element of diversity to the event, according to auctioneer Neil O'Brien.

Among items expected to draw attention is a pre-Tasmania era John Glover painting.

Mr O'Brien said the painting, one depicting a European scene, was signed by the painter.

``A lot of his unsigned works are coming up,'' he said.

``We don't doubt that they were done by Glover, but this one is signed, which is always nice.''

He said a gunpowder horn, used by an Irish regiment stationed at Westbury in 1826, and a grand piano were also items of interest.

``Grand pianos tend to sell well,'' he said.

``They don't come up very often, they're mostly upright grands.

``We sold a baby grand piano about a month ago for $3000 _ we're expecting this one to sell for about $6000.''

Mr O'Brien said a number of old maps had also been put up for auction and were expected to be a drawcard for collectors.

The auction will run at Armitage Auctions from 9.30am tomorrow.

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