A music cabinet designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh has been found after being lost for 115 years.

The mahogany cabinet was discovered at a Perthshire country auction and is now coming back to Glasgow to be displayed for public viewing at Mackintosh's The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, for a year.

John Cowie and Jonathan Conkey, owners of The Glasgow Guild, discovered the antique on a country auction trip in January.

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Mr Cowie said: "We happened to be viewing a sale in Perthshire when we came across the cabinet, which we initially thought must be of the Glasgow School. We both felt it was something special and after research we were pleased to find it was designed by the great man himself."

An original watercolour of the cabinet design of 1898 is in the Hunterian Art Gallery and is also mentioned in the definitive book on Mackintosh by Roger Billcliffe, where it is described as 'not known if executed'.

The last time the cabinet had been seen was in the 1950s.

Bailie Liz Cameron, executive member for jobs and the economy at Glasgow City Council, which owns The Lighthouse building, said: "We are so excited and thrilled that this Charles Rennie Mackintosh music cabinet will go on public show for the first time in 115 years in Glasgow.

"This is a perfect fit to have this beautiful Mackintosh piece of furniture being displayed in Mackintosh's iconic Lighthouse building."

The exhibition will be open to the public from June 21 and The Lighthouse will have the cabinet on loan for a year.