Antique billiard snooker table solid oak Arts and Crafts
A solid oak full size Arts & Crafts Billiard, Snooker or Pool table, circa 1910 in the style of George Montague Ellwood and manufactured by Burroughes & Watts of London, see details below.
Standing on eight substantial oak legs with embellished handmade 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.
George Montague Ellwood (1875-1955) Artist, Designer and Interior Decorator was born in 1875 and educated at Holloway Art School and later 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 for J S Henry were exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exhibition and won a silver medal, one of two the firm were awarded. He exhibited at a number of venues between 1899 and 1915, including four times at the Royal Academy.