Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this stunning and exceptionally rare original circa 1800 Charles X Rosewood and Marquetry inlaid Billiard D'epoque billiards table with solid bronze fixtures and fittings and a suite of extras. This is a very rare and highly collectable billiards table. Retailed in Bond street London however it was hand made in France.
This table was produced by the same company that made one of Napoleon Bonapartes Billiards tables, the name plates which are in mother of peal and inlaid into the top of the table are heavily faded and difficult to read. The table really is a tour de force of marquetry work, it is some of the most ornate and exquisite work I have ever seen, there are Cherubs, Challises, all manner of floral detailing, this table is like an exquisite work of art from all sides. The metal work is all beautifully cast, its solid bronze on the lion hairy paw feet which are surmounted with crowns, the ladies masks on all corners and the middle along with the floral rosettes. In terms of the condition it is very good, the inlay is all present correct and secured in place, the baize cover was replaced a few years ago, there is one small perforation line, otherwise its in fine order.
The cover can be fully and professionally replaced in any colour of the new owners choosing for the cost price. All the bronze has been removed, cleaned, polished and waxed, we have done it in such a way so as to keep the original patina, it has take 220 odd years for the bronze to age in this way, it would be a crime to polish it to a mirror finish. The table comes with an array of extras, you have a suite of original snooker balls in a lovely wood case, a suite of normal sized pool balls with their own triangle, a suite of larger pool balls again in their own wood case and another triangle, various cues and a mid-Victorian snooker score board. For the transportation the table comes in a few pieces, the cushions are all linked as one removable piece which is easily manageable for two people, the slate top is exceptionally thick and is a four strong person job to move, you then have the base which can be transported as it is or have the six legs removed, I would recommend removing the six legs as they each weigh a good 30 kgs.
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition.
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item "RARE CHARLES X CIRCA 1800 ROSEWOOD MARQUETRY INLAID POOL SNOOKER BILLIARDS TABLE" is in sale since Thursday, May 14, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.