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Sale of Historic Magnus Antique Billiard-Snooker Table

January 2015

In original condition, one of the few remaining "Magnus" Victorian Billiard-Snooker tables has found a new home.

The shaped rectangular frame and facetted tapering legs of this magnificent full size (12ft) Victorian table are crafted from slate, it is a unique feature of Billiard tables made by George Magnus.

In addition Magnus patented the technique for applying enameled decoration to the slate, usually in the form of imitation marbling or scagliola.

On this table Circa 1860 the sides and legs are decorated with panels and roundels of imitation Siena marble with a Vitruvian scroll border round the frieze all on a black ground.

The cushions are solid mahogany and are capped with “Gonçalo alves” an exotic South American hardwood.

The sturdy legs have turned rings above tapering octagonal sections on bun feet Signed Magnus London.

Other notable examples of Magnus Tables can be seen at The Duke of Wellingtons residence Stratfield Saye, and Osborne House Queen Victoria’s summer residence on The Isle of Wight