We have a new client who, because of a house move within two months, has to reluctantly sell their beautiful condition Ashcroft billiard table quick.
There is a full compliment of rests and from the photo maybe a free standing cue rack and all cues plus an electric iron and the draylon covered shade. The table went through a complete renovation and looking at the polish it was a first class job.
Please be realistic with any offers. The table cost £6,000 10 years ago. If you are looking for a period type table without the hassle of a complete restoration which would cost in the region of £2,000, then this is the table for you.
I doubt that you would get this table for less than £5,000 from a dealer, but the owner is realistic in that the value has dropped on the second hand market and that the costs of moving it also has to be taken into account as would the VAT loss on the table when he bought it.
My valuation is between £1,000 and £2,000 as it stands with all equipment ….but all offers will be considered.
Do not forget you are buying this table direct from the private seller, with no middleman fees or VAT. All you would have to pay extra is the cost of dismantle and transportation, plus any other work you may require like a re-cover if it required one.
By buying direct you have saved money and bought a good antique table of vintage years, with no fuss of trawling through firms that you can or cannot trust to buy one. GCL Billiards have a good reputation of maintaining tables and the transportation and erection of tables is not a problem for them, having done this type of work with 40 years experience as a billiards fitter.
Ashcrofts of Liverpool founded in 1865 / 1869 ? For all the information about Ashcrofts please read Peter Ashcroft’s contribution to the History of this firm here on E A clares & sons web site.
Please study the quality of this table manufacture. Look at the carved tulip legs. If you are interested in the table then please contact Geoff at GCL Billiards on his email firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff will forward the owners contact details and you can then put any offer to him. GCL Billiards would be happy to quote for any removal and transporting of the table.
Table is located at Redditch just below Birmingham off the M42. For viewing contact Geoff at email email@example.com