Here we have a very rare triangular Snooker ball cabinet, made by the renowned firm of Burroughes & Watts c1870 in English oak. These were made to hold a full set of Snooker balls within a case, and designed so that the balls could be simply rolled out onto the playing surface without undue contact with the hand. Ivory balls were in common use around the period of c1800-c1920 but were very susceptible to changes in temperature due to the directional 'grain' so that the warmth of a hand causes distortion. Sets of ivory balls were often returned to the manufacturers to be 'trued up' to become spherical again, but in doing so the size was diminished along with the weight.
These cabinets were also often used by gentlemen to take their own set of balls to their club, so that they were assured of a familiar set of balls of uniform size.
Included with the cabinet we have a fine set of Super Crystallate snooker balls of later origin, although we also have some ivory balls which could be purchased from us.
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Specialist dealers for antique Billiard tables, period Snooker & Pool tables, Bar Billiard tables & other bar games. We have a massive range of tables of all sizes together with scoreboards, cue stands, light fittings, antique cues & rests, prints and pictures etc, and all our displayed in our showroom/warehouse. We have over 45 years experience in the supply of the finest ornate and original billiard goods, with a great knowledge of the various makers and styles. We also service and repair tables, together with removals and full installation. Our showroom houses a vast array of goods and customers are warmly invited to browse. We also source tables of a particular size or style to order, together with accessories to match. Combined billiard/dining tables in all the various sizes are usually available, and we concentrate on those which are complete with the original dining tops rather than a marriage of parts.
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