Thursday September 24, 2020

Somerton sell-off

Content of the home of the late Phil Monahan go under the hammer

6th November, 2016
Somerton house contents auction includes a 19th century rosewood dining table with gilded, winged lion paw feet (€2,000-€2,500)

Born in a Dundalk labourer’s cottage, the late Phil Monahan found success as a retail property developer, leaving an estate worth €27 million when he died aged 75 in 2003.

With the sale of his Castleknock mansion Somerton House agreed, its contents will go under the hammer tomorrow.

Furniture includes a mahogany breakfront bookcase (€4,000-€6,000), a fine Irish longcase clock by John Boyle of Tullow (€2,000-€2,500), and a 19th century rosewood dining table with gilded,...

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