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 .
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 .
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