A Decorative inlaid walnut Antique  Billiard - Snooker table
A Decorative inlaid walnut Antique  Billiard - Snooker table
A Decorative inlaid walnut Antique  Billiard - Snooker table

COX & YEMAN (founded c.1850)

A Decorative inlaid walnut Antique Billiard - Snooker table

c. 1880 United Kingdom

Offered by Billiard Room Ltd.

£53,150 gbp
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A superb decorative full size carved and inlaid billiard table by Cox & Yeman of London circa 1880, standing on eight handsome gadrooned legs the side frames and cushions are adorned with intricate box wood and Thuya burr inlays:

The table is pictured assembled but it is currently un-restored,a sympathetic and comprehensive restoration programmme has been scheduled for January 2015.
Mr Henry Cox and Mr Edward Yeman combined forces during the 1850s to form their own billiard table company,it appears that Mr Cox was already building tables but needed the expertise of Mr Yeman and his sister who were trained by Burroughes and Watts.

By 1864 they were fully fledged manufacturers of billiard tables and supplied specially made competition tables,in 1873 new premises were acquired at 184 Old Brompton Road and fifty titled gentleman became customers including The Duke of Richmond, The Duke of Wellington, the Earl of Jersey, the Nwab Nizam of Bengal and H.M. the King of Siam.
In 1902 His Majesty the Shah of Persia, ordered two billiard tables both were made of mahogany, with carved legs and fitted with patent low cushions.
Apparently the Shah had stayed at the Royal Palace Hotel Ostend, and the Elysee Palace Hotel Pari and was impressed by the billiard tables installed by Cox and Yeman.

External Height 33.00 inch (83.82 cm)
External Width 152.00 inch (386.08 cm)
External Depth 81.00 inch (205.74 cm)
Walnut Frame and legs with extensive boxwood and thuya burr inlays
Original makers plaque
Billiard Room Ltd.

Billiard Room Ltd.
The Old School
Church Lane, Chilcompton

+44 (0)7779 333321
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