Dear blog reader
I would suggest that the below advert describing West Shandon, the residence of Robert Napier, before it was sold and converted into the Hydropathic Hotel tells us a lot about West Shandon.
I hope you also find it interesting.
GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTE SATURDAY 7 APRIL 1877
The subscriber has been instructed by the Executors of the late Robert Napier, Esquire, in the end of April and beginning of May next, of which notice will be given, to dispose, by Public Sale, of:
1 The remaining furniture in West Shandon House, comprising the whole dining-room furniture in oak (including magnificent exhibition sideboard), and certain of the drawing-room furniture, and the parlour and bed-room furniture, carpets etc; Fine-toned organ in magnificent carved oak case, suitable for a small Church or Hall; fine crystal gasaliers [a gasalier being a chandelier arranged to burn gas https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Gasalier ], numerous museum glass cases etc etc.
2 The valuable collection of plants in the conservatory, and numerous bedding-out plants.
3 The carriages and certain of the horses; and
4 The stock and plenishings on the farm of Ballernick, including a large quantity of movable iron fences.
John Dewar, auctioneer, Dumbarton