Snooker Restoration Before & After

1. Restoration to a Gillows Antique Billiard table circa 1820

Purchased directly buy us from Dingestow Court Monmouthshire, home of the Bosanquet family for over 200 years this beautiful Gillows Antique billiard table required careful restoration.

Manufactured circa 1820 , many years of neglect meant that the polish had degraded and some of the elegant frame required careful repairs to the cabinetwork.

Even the bolts that hold the table together are handmade, four of these bolts were missing and we had to consult a specialist steel worker to fabricate the exact tapering thread!

The cushion edges feature a beautiful delicate curve with applied bosses and we have re-rubbered these with NR professional rubbers and fitted a new "Strachan" traditional English green cloth to the bed and cushions.Available to purchase in our Antique table section.

The Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee BiIliard table and matching scoring cabinet

2. Also featured is The Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee Billiard table, a masterpiece of British craftsmanship from 1887 with a freestanding scoring cabinet, every side of the table is beautifully carved in high relief with references to the industrial growth and cultural variety encompassed by the fifty years of Queen Victoria's reign.

We purchased this wonderful table from a private owner in England, after restoration we exhibited the table in London at the world famous Masterpiece Fair where a new owner was was found.

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