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Arts & Crafts Billiard Snooker table

A solid oak full size Arts & Crafts "Glasgow Style" Billiard - Snooker table circa 1910 designed by G M Ellwood and manufactured by Burroughes & Watts of London,see details below.

Standing on eight substantial oak legs with embellished hand made copper feet and decorative inlaid plaques of ebony and lacewood,beneath an arched and ebonised frame, the cushion edges are also adorned with stylish circular inlaid motifs.

The table is fitted "Steel vacuum cushions" for optimal playability and is complete with it original slate bed, we have re-rubbered
the cushions with English NR Rubbers and fitted a Strachan 100% wool bed.

A unique set of ingenious brass drop pockets are also fitted and allow for simple ball retrieval.

H
33 cm framed
(12.99")

W
152 cm framed
(59.84")

De
81 cm framed
(31.89")

Provenance
This is an extremely rare and important billiard table, we have researched it thoroughly through a specialist source and attributed it to George Montague Ellwood see below.

George Montague Ellwood (1875-1955) Artist, Designer and Interior Decorator was born in 1875 and educated at Holloway Art School andlater studied in Paris, Berlin, Dresden and Vienna and at Camden School of Art from 1916 to 1924.

In 1897 he won the gold medal for his furniture designs at the National Competition, South Kensington.

He was one of the founding members of the 'Guild of Art Craftsmen', Ellwood's designs , (many in the Glasgow school) for J S Henry were exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exhibition and won a silver medal.

He exhibited at a number of venues between 1899 and 1915, including four times at the Royal Academy, Ellwood also designed for Bath Cabinetmakers and the Bristol based firm of Trapnell and Gane, he later traded as Ellwood and Sledmere (late with J.S. Henry Ltd) at 53 Mortimer Street, London.

Medium
Oak , slate, copper

Signed/Inscribed
1910

Condition
hand waxed, dry oak finish

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