I have a client who wishes to sell a full size solid oak Riley Hybrid Viceroy / Imperial Billiard table . for offers around £600 for a quick sale .
I say Viceroy / Imperial as this table I noted has the viceroy deep arches but the Imperial slide in cushion panels .
the Viceroys I normally work on have a thicker slanted slide in cushion panel .
so that is why I say a hybrid Viceroy / Imperial model table .
also the deep arches are not as deep as some viceroys but a lot deeper than the shallow arch of the Riley Imperial model .
so maybe an imperial with deeper arches, a Riley customer option that they may have asked for ?
as you can see this table is solid 1/4 sawn English oak
the sun has faded the lower parts to the legs .
a nice selection of period rests are to be seen here too.
You may notice that the table will require a full re-cover and maybe new rubber , and nets and leathers .
but the wood is in very good order . it depends how you wish to go about any restoration work , from minimum as is to full or part recondition .
but the table is as seen for offers around £600 buyer to arrange dismantle and removal , the table is on ground floor .
these tables look very good in Barn conversions .
If anyone would like an estimate for GCL billiards to travel and pick this table up and do any work required then deliver and set back up , then please contact Geoff through our email
email@example.com to discuss this .
all inquiries for this table to Geoff Large at GCL billiards .
an original advert for the Riley Viceroy circa 1920s
Even Walter Lindrum played on a viceroy as the table of his choice for his Home in Australia .
Another viceroy I put together for another client , I put this photo in to show just how sturdy these tables are .
another viceroy i put together this one also in Wales for another client , note the thick slate pads under each leg on this one ,
this client had these put in as he was a tall player and suffered from a bad back playing on low tables .
and yet another Viceroy I worked on in the Cotswold’s .
an imperial frame , note the shallow arches of the imperial model .
same leg as a viceroy , just not got the deep arches of the viceroy .
they even made 8ft and 9ft Riley viceorys .
any one wishing to sell an 8ft built like this table , we have a few inquiries for 8ft tables , So get them advertised on GCL billiards web site we do not charge to list and we only charge just £25 if we mange to find a buyer for you , only payable once sold , this to cover our time on internet emailing and the odd telephone call setting the sale up .
NOW SOLD AND COLLECTED BY BUYER
I have a client who wishes to sell their 8ft x4ft Snooker table one piece slate bed with 6 legs .
this 8ft Quality one piece slate bed table has bolted on cushions no low cost wood screwed loose cushions , this show signs of the manufacturer quality as very good .
the table is in very good condition as seen in the photo’s .
It had a new cloth on bed and cushions recover less than a year ago at a cost of over £300 in Strachan 6811 30 oz all wool napped cloth .
I will be dismantling the table so it can be ready for collection by anyone with a long wheel base transit with just over 4ft between the arches .
the cushions will be taken off for this purpose , and the frame dismantled .
The cushions do have a few marks in the wood caused by belt buckles , but you get this on all tables .
as you can see a very attractive looking table with turned legs
the minimum room you would need if using full size cues is 18ft by 14ft
if you use smaller 4ft cues you can knock around 10 inch from all sides off this measurement .~
or you may just have one problem end or a upright support in the way that a smaller cue will be required to get around .
a very nice table for someone .
the all important 6 legs is a must have on a span of 8ft , without the centre legs they just sag in the middle .
when buying just 4 legged tables they can have this problem unless they have anti bow bars fitted like the Riley diner tables .
a table with 6 legs can be adjusted upwards in the middle by shimming under centre legs removing any sagging slate problems .
the table comes with a set of snooker and pool balls three brushes small scoreboard as well as large scoreboard triangles and dust sheets
plus a set of lights and cue rack and cues .
the cue rack in matching woodwork .
brassed bar light fitting with 3 green shades .
large matching wood scoreboard .
Contact please to Geoff at
I will forward on your interest to the sellers and put you in touch .
The table will be located on the ground floor storage facility in Ilkeston , ready for Buyer collection , or you can use a small removals or a man and van firm to collect .
or maybe arrange with seller any other agreement .
The owners are taking the table from their home in Derby to their Storage depot in Ilkeston , they may if local , deliver the table for you to your doorstep of front driveway as they run a haulage company .
We could also give a quote for a bespoke service to collect the table deliver and set back up on ground floor installation .
the choice is yours from a low cost pick up using a man and van right up to a bespoke Qualified billiard fitting delivery service or any other part instillation and finish off work .
SOLD SOLD SOLD !!!!!
Now sold and moved to RAF Waddington for our buyer .
original advert read
We have a client in Stoke on Trent who wishes to sell their Riley Standard cushion Aristocrat .
The table looks in good order playing wise , the end frame and leg blocks above the turned legs looks to have been stripped back a bit and is a lighter colour than the legs
this may have been done to show the wood grain better .
looks ready to go as it is as the cloth looks in very good condition , although at his moment in time we do not know what make or weight of cloth is on the table .
the bed cloth looks in excellent condition from this photo.
if you look closely you can see the wood end of the frame and the leg blocks have been stripped back to reveal the wood grain better ?
the cushions and the legs are original Dark mahogany stained and polished .
Nets and leathers look in good order too .
the pocket openings look to be 3.5 inch , which is match sized .
a full shot of the table which comes with shade a few cues rests balls and a small two handed scoreboard .
I have put offers at the moment as I have not discussed a price that our selling client requires .
as soon as I have more clarity on price I will post it up .
at the moment all inquiries to Geoff at email .
SOLD SUBJECT TO COLLECTION on august 4th 2017
PRIVATE SALE direct from selling client …..no middlemen fees !
Latest on this table ( july 21st 2017 ) TABLE NOW DISMANTLED AND COULD BE COLLECTED FROM GARAGE STORAGE for low cost pick up just hire a transit van and two men could easly load it , then get a profesional billiard fitter to call round and fit it .
We have a client in Leicestershire who has a 10ft Billiards table for sale at a reasonable £500 asking price
The Thurston made table comes with a nice period scoreboard and set of balls and cues , and is circa pre 1890 and maybe as old as 1870’s
as you can see the table has some nice figured mahogany flaming to cushions
although in my opinion the table may require a re-cover and maybe re-rubber depending on bounce left in cushions , but this would be down to buyers preference .
I would recommend an inspection to put your mind at rest and to decide what work if any you would require if any ? but the cloth looks faded .
the polish is in very good order and I would describe it has the faded wood look and not the Dark red or Brown that many of these tables where stained with .
all the cushions buttons are missing , the cushions having a nice flamed mahogany face to them as seen in the photo’s , a very nice Victorian period table .
Side shot of the table showing it is a 6 legged type , the cushions buttons are missing but a wood turner could make some of these to hide the cushion bolts
the table being pre 1890 has the brass finger top plate pocket plates .
all Billiard tables where top plates until the manufacturers started to make them inserted from the end of cushion type or hidden fixing type around 1895 .
This table has a 5 piece slate bed 1 and 1/2 inch thick , I have visited to level only in the past , and maybe fitted those nets and leathers for the previous owner of this table a well known professional County Cricket player .
The new owners would like to use the room for other purpose and I have valued the table at £500 for a quick sale , I am sure you will agree £500 for such a nice period 10ft Billiard table is well worth it .
matching period scoreboard also included in the sale , all enquiries to
I will pass on any serious inquiries to the seller and you are then free to choose who you wish to remove the table and transport it to it’s new home once sold .
21st July 2017 , visited our selling client and dismantled the table so it is ready for a DIY pick up if you wished to pick it up yourself .
just back up to garage and load onto a Hire van .
In my opinion the table will require a re-cover .
if you would like a quote for this removal and transport and any other work you may require like a re-cover , then please contact Geoff at the same email address
Table is sold subject to being paid for and collected in July ….the buyer got a good table at a very reasonable price for a Burroughs and watts period Steel block table .
This table has just been reduced from £1500 to just £850 ,this table has steel cushions just like the tables on TV that Selby and Higgins are playing on in this years world championship final
these cushions alone could fetch £850 for any who is wishing to convert a standard table to a steel cushioned match table .
Not often a table of this build quality comes up for sale on the second hand market
this solid Oak burroughs and watts bulbous fluted leg with steel cushions in very good condition is being sold by our client direct to the buyer
The price is £1500, this will not include pickup or delivery and setup costs , if you require a quote from GCL billiards then ask Geoff giving your post code and if you require a ground floor or upstairs or cellar installation , Ground floor is just a two man operation , upstairs or down stairs would require more men.
This Burroughs and watts table was manufactured by the older B&Watts firm and has nothing to do with a firm trading in the same name and using the History of the Name as a foothold in the market .
The new Firm using the Burroughs and watts name has no history links to the old firm which was bought out by Rileys in the 1960s , the name then turned to Riley Burwatt and then the Burwatt name was dropped to go back to just Riley .
above a photo of a 1967 Riley Burwat cue , Burwat was added to Riley name and used for around 7 years before being dropped .
I do not know how the new B&Watts firm got to using that old name but this happens a lot in moderns times . so please do not ask too many questions to this modern firm, on the history of this table as all records were bombed by the luftwaffe at Soho Square in the second world war of all their tables that they made, and no records of serial numbers for these older well made tables exist ,
I was told even Riley destroyed many B&Watts records when they took over the firm in 1967 when they took over the firm .
Without any existing records on table frame numbers no one can say what year this table was made , but guessing from the leg design and oak wood I would say any time between 1920 and 1960s this table will have Welsh 2 inch slate and Burroughs and watts steel cushions .
what we do know is Burroughs and watts was established in 1836 and is one of the oldest firms behind firms such as Thurston and before them Gillows .
and that The Burroughs and watts steel cushions patent was claimed around 1895 to 1897 .
these steel cushions are still used on the modern match tables as seen at the Crucible in sheffield , sadly they are now made in China as the Star table used today is of Chinese manufacture .
Why a UK table could still not be used is a sign of the times , Sponsorship is more important these days and Star have the deepest pockets at the moment.
This table has the much sought after steel cushions , just look at the size of those large turned fluted legs .
You can see from this photo that this table was built out of quality 1/4 sawn solid oak timber .
a more close photo up of the oak timber frame and cushion surrounds with oak turned buttons all present covering the cushion bolts .
the table will come with all the accessories of balls cues long rests and other x rests , and light shade canopy.
plus the scoreboard on the far wall .
The table is located close to Sandhurst near Farnborough , and the seller requires £1500 for it plus dismantle and removal charges .