Table comes complete with cues ,scoreboard, balls for snooker and pool ,and cue racks
I have for sale a much cherished 3/4 sized snooker table that Eric Clapton gave his ex wife Pattie Boyd when she was setting up a new home. The table once stood at Eric’s house and studio named Hurtwood Edge in surrey and some serious rock gods have played on this table – Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood, The Stones, The Beatles etc. If the table could tell a story of the wild parties that are well documented in Erics and Pattie’s autobiographies!
Hurtwood Edge, Eric’s country home in surrey where he also had a studio and where the table originaly came from before Pattie sold it to me.
Pattie was also married to George Harrison and the song Layla and wonderfull tonight was penned by Eric who wooed her away from George. but they remained good friends .
The table is a 9ft by 4ft 6 inch, a true 3/4 sized table. These tables hold their value as they are sought after due to them not being full size ,there are houses with enough room to house a 3/4 sized table where a full size table would be too large so they are much sought after and are thin on the ground unlike full size tables.
The table is a Palmer & sons circa 1900 so just over 100 years old and is mahogany with 6 turned legs. I did not take photo of it when it was up, but will take some of the legs and end cushion name plate. I will rerubber the table, recover it, and put new nets and leathers on. If the new owner would like a full repolish then that is down to them, but I could get this done for an additional cost. I would rather keep it as it is with its original polish and a few marks here and there just as it stood in Hurtwood Edge.
I have a signed provenance from Pattie Boyd that the table was from Hurtwood edge and owned by Eric. Eric recently sold all of his Guitars in the famous Crossroads auction and many of these where priced at way over what most people could afford. Blackie the worn out stratocaster Eric played so often getting a final bid of $959,500 in 2004 a world record for a guitar at that time. By comparison, in 2004 Britney Spear’s used chewing gum sold for $14,000
I am a big Clapton fan. I have experienced the 60s and the 70s and lived through that period as a young teenager and Eric inspired me to pick up a Fender stratocaster and play in a Rock & Blue’s band myself for around 10 years , I play hank Marvin instumental’s at home now, but now and again play Bad Love and some of the Who’s classic rock theme’s.
I shall regret selling the table as I always thought I would have a games combined music room , but I have decided to sell now and invest the money into Pool table stock for the rental side of the business, as we have had many enquiries for pool table hire .
Priced to sell at £6000 ovno which is around $9750 , a fantastic piece of provenance of a Rock God who is still alive and kicking and still playing the blues and long may he live , if you have a games or music room large enough and like rock and blues , here is a centre piece for that room and a good talking point of famous ownership. I am not asking for the same amount as a John Lennon rolls royce or Elvis’s Cadilac , or Britney Spear’s used gum, but I think the price is well worth it and reasonable for this item which on it’s own without a famous owner is worth £3000.
If it sells then it sells if not I still get to keep it . The table could be pallatised and shipped to the USA if fans that side of the pond would like it , but at their cost of shipping and insurance.
Photo’s to follow
Full size snooker table. Enbild World Class Match Table. Dark/mahogany
wood. 8 turned legs. Hand floated 1/¾ inch slate bed. New cloth and re-
covered by Keith Davis ( Ex World Champion Steve’s brother) and never
been played on since. Beautiful table to include all possible
accessories including, shade style light, extra cues, all rests,
extensions, balls, iron, cover, brush, wall scoreboard etc. Buyer to
be responsible for pick up. Illness forces sale. Other snooker room
items available in this private sale. One owner since new. Photos
please get in touch with Geoff firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put any Genuine people in touch with the seller.
Please use GCL BILLIARDS in any dismantle and transportation of the table , Geoff Large used to work for a Firm that where East Midlands agents for ENBILD and has set many Enbild tables up in the 1980s and 90s ,they are good tables with hand floated slates.
Hand floating is a way of getting the slates better for trueness than straight out of the packing crate , which 90% of tables where in the 80s and 90s , The table is based in SCOTLAND.
NOW SOLD !
A 1987 Riley installed table, this table was brand new when installed, so has only had one careful home owner, never been used in a club and therefore is as mint as you will find one. The last one that came along in this condition sold straight away.
PLEASE NOTE THIS TABLE HAS STANDARD CUSHIONS AND NOT STEEL BLOCK TYPE.
IT HAS HARD WOOD CUSHIONS WHICH ARE VERY GOOD FOR BOUNCE AND ALMOST AS GOOD AS STEEL BLOCK REBOUND
The table is not as dark as this photo, look at the next photo for a true colour and wood grain.
The table has all the accessories required to play the game and to maintain the cloth in perfect condition. The iron will be sold with the table if the seller receives the asking price which will be negotiated with the seller. GCL BILLIARDS is only passing information on about the table, we would however like to be involved with the dismantling and setting up of the table as our reward for pairing the seller and the buyer together.
GCL Billiards has not inspected the table at first hand, but know of the family that the table is coming from and one of the brothers is a well known figure in snooker circles in the Nottingham area and beyond.
If the buyer chooses, a time served billiards fitter could be sent out to check over the table to be double sure it is 100%. Things like cushion bounce, slate trueness and condition of polish etc can all be scrutinised by a profesional eye (allthough the photos confirm the condition). There will be a cost to this service though to cover travel and time.
I do know that when the table was purchased new it cost over £4500. The seller is looking for £2000 or offers in that region. This does not include the dismantle and set up or any transportation costs, as previously stated they are willing to listen to sensible offers.
I am linking the blog for this advert to www.thesnookerforum.com in the tables section as this will help widen the search for a buyer for the table.
GCL Billiards do not charge a commission for the service of advertising client’s tables, all we ask is that you would consider us for the work of removal, delivery and set up of the table. We are fully professional and have over 37 years personal experience in the art of billiards fitting.with many personal testimonials.
Please email email@example.com for further information regarding this table , quote Aristocrat mint Newark in the heading .
The Table is NOW SOLD , after putting the table up for sale in MAY 2013 , we had no enquiries then all of a sudden within the same week in October 2013 we have two people after it .
Now it shows that these adverts do get noticed , and we still have a client who requires one in the same condition .
NOW SOLD !