All roads lead to Meath for the Big House sale

From cabinets to cameras, things accumulated over the centuries in Ireland's stately homes are being auctioned at Slane next weekend.

5th October, 2014
Portrait of a Young Girl by Thomas Hudson.

Next weekend, all roads lead to Co Meath where thousands are expected to attend Adam’s sixth Slane Castle sale. A unique piece among the 867 lots is an early 19th century trompe l’oeil scagliola table by Pietro Della Valle. A gift to Maria Edgeworth, it shows scattered engravings, sheet music, an envelope addressed to Miss Edgeworth from William McBean, and an extract from Sir Walter Scott’s preface to the Waverley novels in which he commends...

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