Gillows billiard table circa 1820

Gillows billiard table circa 1820


An extremely elegant mahogany billiard table typical of Gillows craftsmanship circa 1820.

Standing on slim reeded legs with rectangular plaques to conceal the frame bolts this table is a very rare six legged model and only a handful remain intact.

The frame is veneered in a wonderful rich Cuban mahogany and features  superb figuring, the restrained decoration of turned bosses to the cushions is in keeping with the sublime understated design.

The timber is an extremely good cut with an impressive sub frame incorporating a myriad of bearers.

Brass mounts along the side of the table cover the hand made bolts beneath, while the brass pocket plates retain hand made cotton nets.

We also decided to take some images of the table partially set up just to illustrate the beauty of the sub frame, it is a work of art in itself.


Height 85.8 cm / 2' 10"
Width 386 cm / 12' 8 "
Depth 205 cm / 6' 8 "
Weight 800 kg