This is what is known as the Brunswick home table. This antique pool table, circa 1885, is ash with inlays of burled ash, Brazilian rosewood, ebony, mahogany and maple with ivory sights. This table was part of what was known as the “royal family” of billiards tables. It possess elegant design with a rich finish. The wood is alluring and durable. In a catalog listing for the table it was said “age serves but to enhance its richness and beauty.”
Brunswick-Balke-Collender Brilliant Novelty
Antique Pool Table
8′ Ash with inlays of burled ash, Brazilian rosewood, ebony, mahogany and maple, ivory sights.
This Brilliant Novelty surfaced in the small town of Waterville Maine from the local firehouse. It was common before the days of radios and telephones to have firemen stay at the stations therefore a need to entertain the men. Pool tables were commonly there.