Here we have an original Riley Rise and fall diner . 7ft size .
circa 1930s to 1950s .
Made in solid oak or bleached mahogany which looks to have been stripped back for a more lighter natural look .
The cloth is perfectly playable but does show signs of wear on nose of cushions and could do with a good iron to lay the wool nap back down .
*** PLEASE NOTE
I have been informed that this table is located upstairs , I did have a buyer lined up but I not know this , you must when making an offer ask the seller to get down stairs or base your bid on yourself employing people to get it downstairs for you and deduct that from a bid that you would have made if this table was on the ground floor . although heavy this table does not weigh as much as a single section of 5 off a full size snooker table , the dining table slate is only half an inch thick while a full size table is two inch thick and comes in 5 sections , this is a one piece slate bed table but only half an inch thick and 7ft by 3ft 6 inch ,you may with three people slide it downstairs using an old strip of carpet to protect the stairs and the table edge .
you may need a piano trolley like this to wheel it to a van on its side edge
The light oak and square fluted legs would suit a more modern home as well as say a cottage with plenty of oak such as doors or skirting .
being a dining table it doubles both for dining and playing .
It is important for any 4 legged diner to have anti bow beams fitted , here you can see these beams supporting the slate so as to discourage sagging in the middle .
the all important rise and fall lifting brackets are all in location , some may find the lifting to lower and the lifting to lock up hard to master , but it is a simple procedure
and these brackets require just a few drops of oil or grease to keep free and work with ease .
wipe any excess oil or grease away when doing this , badly maintained lifter brackets will result in sticking bracket slides .or one side free while the other sticks , most annoying .
another view of the very nice solid oak dining tops in 5 sections .
some of the accessorizes are included , but you will have to ask the seller which ones
I always recommend that any seller includes the full kit to playing the game , after all you would not buy a car without a steering wheel so why buy a snooker table without scoreboard
or balls .
so please find out what is included before committing to buy from this private seller .
As you can see the cloth is a bit faded and shows ball wear on the face of the cushions but I have been assured there are no damage in the cloth and it is perfectly playable .
please also inquire from the seller that the rubber cushions rebound with good value .
GCL billiards do not own any of the tables for sale in the for sale section , they are advertised as a direct sale from the seller , so you must ask the seller these questions .
If you require any information please email me after the 22nd of September 2017 as I am out of the country for this week .
I will put any one interested in the fine well made piece of furniture , directly in touch with the seller Emmi .
These 7ft Riley diner tables are sought after and can fetch anywhere between £650 to £1300 DEPENDING on rubber /cloth nets and leathers and polish condition .
In pristine fully renovated condition expect to pay around £2500 from a dealer for an oak 7ft version .
This table seems to be in good moderate condition so I would say a figure between the two would be a fair price depending on what came with it of course and if those rubbers are in good order .
I base my valuations on Private sales not what a dealer would ask , so they are very fair come and buy me prices based on what these tables exchange hands for on the private market .
A dealer may ask for much more but they normally are sat for many years before someone buys them .
You may decide on a re-cover so here area few prices so you know what it would cost to bring right up to A1 playing condition .
A re-cover in good quality Strachan napped cloth £325
a re-rubber using good quality 5/8th rubber £275
new nets and leathers fitted as same time as a re-cover around £100 per set again good quality type .
This table is worth at least £650 , but based on factors given may be worth around £950 to £1150 that is my guideline for this table based on the photos .
Of course you will also have any removal and collection and delivery costs on top of this .
The table is based in Shalbourne Village in the SN8 are , not far from Andover . or the M4 .
all inquiries to GCL billiards by email please . please paste this advert to any email when inquiring , it makes life so much easier .