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Antique Billiard Snooker Pool table Magnus of London



A rare slate framed billiard snooker table by Magnus of London. 

The shaped rectangular frame and facetted tapering legs of this most unusual full size (12ft) Victorian table are crafted from slate which is a unique features of tables made by George Magnus. In addition he patented the technique for applying enameled decoration to the slate, usually in the form of imitation marbling or scagliola.
On this table the sides and legs are decorated with panels and roundels of imitation sienna marble with a Vitruvian scroll border round the frieze all on a black ground. 
The sturdy legs have turned rings above tapering octagonal sections on bun feet. signed Magnus Patent London.

English, circa 1860.