A 200-year-old Chinese imperial robe has sold for six times its initial valuation at auction in Edinburgh.

The garment, known as an imperial kesi ground formal robe, dates from the Qing dynasty of the 19th century.

It was found thousands of miles from China in a wardrobe at a house in the Highlands, much to the surprise of experts.

It went under the hammer at auction house Lyon and Turnbull, valued at £2,500, but sold for £15,000 today during a sale of fine Asian works of art.

The original owners, who have not been named, said "We are delighted with the outcome of the sale and were watching the auction online.

"We couldn't believe that it went so far over the estimate, especially as I was just about to send it
off to the charity shop.

"With Christmas coming I am sure that I will be able to spend it on presents for the family."