Great Hall for Mealy’s latest sale

When it was bought in 1998, Stanocum Hall was furnished with the best things country houses could offer. Now it’s all under the hammer

26th March, 2015
An Edison Standard Phonograph that comes complete with its copper witch’s hat horn and instruction manual (€200-€300);

The contents of Stranocum Hall, Co Antrim, are among the 1,600 lots in Mealy’s three-day sale this week, 50 per cent to be sold without reserve.

Having bought the hall in 1998, local businessman William O’Neill furnished it with the best he could find at important Irish country house sales, hence a pair of elegant Irish sofas from Lissadell House (€10,000-€20,000), the monumental Victorian mahogany serving table from Kilshane House (€2,000-€4,000), a pair of French...

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