A lovely example of a quarter size (6ft x 3ft play area) combined billiards/dining table in solid mahogany, made by EJ Riley of Accrington c1910 and with the original slate bed playing surface supported on a frame of four square/fluted legs. The timber surfaces have been hand restored to achieve a lovely waxed finish, the cushion rubber has been renewed and the playing surface covered in a fine finish green baize. The dining surface is the original solid timber & comprises of four interlocking timber leaves which simply lay over the playing surface. Many of these tables do not have the original dining surface as being of very high quality well-seasoned timber, they were often removed & used to make other pieces of furniture and replaced with an inferior timber or veneered board. The result is that completely original tables such as this have become extremely scarce and so are increasing in value making them a fine and usable investment. This particular model of Riley table was a special order & most unusual in that it was fitted with raised panels on both the cushions and the legs, replacing the usual turned wooden stoppers.
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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