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Antique Billiard snooker pool table gilded Cox and Yeman London England

£ POA

Reference
1010
Height
83.82 cm (33")
Width
386 cm (151 1/1")
Depth
205 cm (80 3/4")
£120,000

This striking full size (12ft x 6ft)  Victorian table was made for James Blyth, 1st Baron Blyth (1841-1925) for 33 Portland Place, London. It is veneered in ebony with openwork gilt-wood panels applied to the sides and boldly carved and gilded acanthus leaf scrolls on the corners.

The panels are filled with small and large circular guilloche enclosing flower-heads with ebony centres and the lower borders are bright cut with fans of trefoils.

The fluting on the tapering legs are gilded as are the acanthus leaf caps on the feet. Bearing a maker’s label Cox & Yeman, Billiard Table Manufacturers, 209A Brompton Road, London. English, circa 1895.

Height
83.82 cm (33")
Width
386 cm (151 1/1")
Depth
205 cm (80 3/4")
Provenance
James Blyth, Ist Baron Blyth, 1841-1925 was a party loving and philanthropic millionaire who created his wealth by founding the famous gin distillers, W A Gilbey & sons.