Fine Arts

Four-poster bed, tapestry and billiard table star in Hollywood connection sale

Contents of Borleagh Manor among items of interest in Fonsie Mealy’s Country House clearance sale

A fine full-size oak-framed billiard table with an estimate of €1,500-€1,800 is among the stars of Fonsie Mealy’s country house clearance sale

Country house auctions always elicit great excitement. Fonsie Mealy’s forthcoming sale of the contents of Borleagh Manor on the instructions of the executors of the estate of the late Malachy McDaniel Stone and other important clients sale of some 577 lots certainly does.

Borleagh Manor at Inch, Gorey in Co Wexford, has a fascinating history from its origins as a hunting lodge in the early 18th century to being the home of Hollywood matinee idol, ...