The Kinross House Cue Carousel and Scoring Cabinet
The Kinross House Cue Carousel and Scoring Cabinet

The Kinross House Cue Carousel and Scoring Cabinet

c. 1880 United Kingdom

Offered by Billiard Room Ltd.


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This imposing wall mounted cabinet in solid oak, by the original Burroughes & Watts of London , is a scorer for Billiards, snooker and Life Pool.

The broken pediment is surmounted by a central gadrooned finial above an egg and dart stepped cornice.

A central revolving double sided slate /mirror panel is flanked by lettered sliding panels with ivory bosses which move to reveal hidden boxwood and ebony ‘stars’ to mark the game of Life Pool, while revolving number bars which rotate from 1-100 have ivory reeded markers. The base comprises a ball storage compartment with a glazed and hinged door, complete with lockable drawers for stake holding and retrieval.

The revolving billiard cue carousel in solid figured oak, also by Buroughes & Watts, has gadrooned finials above a tri-form top with the original ivory clips for cue retention. The central fluted column is flanked by three similar uprights raised on a revolving base supported by three massive lion’s paw feet with scrolling acanthus foliage.
English circa 1880.

Superb original condition
This exemplary pair epitomizes the ultimate in country house Billiard Room furnishings, and were made for Kinross house by Burroughes & Watts of London.
Kinross House was built between 1685-1693 by one of Scotland's premier architects and career politicians, sir William Bruce (1630- 1710), to be his new home on the Loch Leven estate which he bought in 1675 from the earls of Morton. The Paladian mansion became one of Bruce's triumphs and it remains to this day, one of Scotland's most important country houses and was described by Country Life (February 16, 1951) as ‘the complete expression in stone of the Renaissance in Scotland’. Bruce’s other notable projects included the remodeling of Holyrood house, Edinburgh, Thirlestane Castle, Hopetown house and Caroline Park, Midlothian.
Height 44.00 inch (111.76 cm)
Width 64.00 inch (162.56 cm)
Depth 8.50 inch (21.59 cm)
External Height 62.00 inch (157.48 cm)
External Depth 8.50 inch (21.59 cm)
Diameter 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
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Billiard Room Ltd.

Billiard Room Ltd.
The Old School
Church Lane, Chilcompton

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