7ft Riley Oak Barley twist combination dining /snooker table for sale .

For sale direct from the owners for £1500 as it stands Buyer arranges collection .
GCL billiards do not own this table you are buying direct from the seller , no middle men or auction fees to pay .
A set price which we think is very fair .

Rare to find in barley twist leg form , many variations from straight square turned , cabriolet and ball and claw , but the barley twist one is one of the rarest to come up for sale .
Try and find another for sale , you may find the odd one but they are not falling off trees in barley twist leg form .

the table in the up position , the playing height is raised up on four brackets which also have the facility to turn screw up and down for levelling .
note the barley twist legs design , very rare to find them for sale .
this table is a 7ft and should have a serial number starting A7 stamped under each table top leaf .
A stood for Accrington where Riley had their Factory , and the 7 is the size of the table , numbers after A7 are the real serial numbers of the table .

Superb wood grain to the 5 table tops when placed on and lowered for dining height .
this is all solid Oak no veneer rubbish and has been in this family for many years passed down from Generations before .

another angle showing the 1/4 sawn oak , when you see this oak pattern you know it was selected for its grain to show upper most .
again shows the table is Solid oak and not low cost veneer , what would it cost today to have one made from Solid oak wood with those rare to find Barley twist legs .

still playable with this cloth on , but it would look better with a  re-cloth and maybe new bag nets and leathers .
the woodwork you could just bri wax up , I find if you fully renovate you take all originality and makes the table look a modern replica
also it is very expensive to have one stripped stained and re-polished .
and it just just not need this in my opinion .
may require a few bolt cover leg buttons which seem to be missing in the photo s , unless the owners still have them knocking around .

A few accessories are with the table , I do not know if it has an original riley  scoreboard ?
the one in the photo is not what was original to the table when new from Riley’s .
but I see these riley diner scoreboards all the time on Ebay   see here

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185250017168?hash=item2b21c2ef90:g:lWgAAOSwxB5hww~G

the original would be something like this if they have one but in Oak , they also did one a bit more squared off too .
Antique Mahogany Billiard, Snooker Scoreboard by Riley of Accrington at 1stDibs
So there you have it a rare to find Barley twist 7ft version of this well known Raise and fall Dining table design .
I would think the table was made between 1900 and 1967 , but I would say circa 1920/30s .
lovely piece of solid oak furniture that has a dual purpose and a delight and conversation piece for visitors .
I have had a few myself over the years , and have one in 6ft form with cabriolet legs in garage as we speak in mahogany but not as nice as this 7ft version , which I must get out and also advertised too .

the end slide in cushion panel you can still see the E J RILEY transfer  .
it would be shame to strip it down to bare wood and make it look modern and no age to it .
just wax it to bring it up a bit and show its age small buckle marks as well .

Remember the price is for the table with accessories , this is not a delivered price and is a private sale direct from the owners
buyer arranges dismantle and collection .

if you want more information and different styles of legs that where made on this riley designed and manufactured table
showing differ Nat design quirks .
copy and past this to read.

Riley Billiard / Snooker diner , a pleasure to work on this rare Barley twist oak snooker table . circa 1930 / 50

Superb Condition Full size Vintage pre 1895 snooker / billiard table for sale …. at a very affordable price of £2000

We have a client who wishes to sell their fully refurbished at great cost  full size snooker  / billiard  table
at present famous sports celebrity owned ( premier division footballer )
Client confidentiality is to be observed so I cannot say who it is , without consent .
My client has inherited the table on a house sale , but prefers his American pool table which is in his old property  and which we have to move into this space .
As you can see immaculate condition and re-clothed in Taupe colour cloth

some accessories like rests and the balls are with the table sale
we are not asking for a lot for this table and I have negotiated a price of £2000 as it stands for a very quick sale and pick up .
Price is accessed because we have taken into account what it may cost a new owner , on top of the £2000
it varies on price to have one collected and installed it all depends on distances , and if two days or one is involved or a very long day .
the table will be dismantled and Bubble wrapped of all polished parts , and available for collection from the Alderley edge area , near Manchester .
Be quick on this one

as you can see the polish on the table is very good as is the cloth condition
talking about the cloth I think this is a Hainsworth smart  manufactured  taupe coloured cloth  a very bespoke colour choice and would have been a special order colour .
very rare to find and choice  , so a bit exclusive to have this coloured cloth .
The cloth could be refitted so a re-cloth is not required in our opinion .

Scoreboard is included .
there is no lighting so you would have to arrange for a suitable lighting to be installed if you bought the table .
which I think is a very good price for such a fine period table in this excellent condition .
there is some previous vague history with the table that it once belonged to Alex Higgins ,
I have always stated unless you have photo proof or signed documentation never to sell a table that this is true , yet I will mention it .
my client does not make this claim , it was just something that was passed down to him via the house sale .

If you require a quote for a pick up of the table and load and deliver and  Ground floor installation ,
please let Geoff at GCL Billiards know and give your full post code address for the quote .

You do not have to use GCL billiards you can arrange any billiards firm or pick the table up yourself .
table will be bubble wrapped , just back up to the storage  Garage , slates are near the door standing upright like a door .
just load your own van if you wanted to keep the price down for collection , you can hire  a 35cwt sprinter or long wheelbase  van for as little as £100
then just pay for a more local billiards fitter close to you to set back up and re-fit the cloth .

What ever route you go by for collection ,  we fully recommend professional billiards firm or fitter assembles the table for you .
Bad fitting of any cue sports table will be a big disappointment to any player .

All inquiries to Geoff at GCL Billiards for the table sale

via our email

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we will pass on any interested persons inquiries ,  to our clients Father in law who is dealing with the table sale .

8ft Riley snooker table for sale …Offers on the low side should take this .

We have an elderly couple who because of a house move cannot take their treasured snooker table with them .
due to this they are willing to listen to offers on the low side for a quick sale and removal by 2nd week of January or before  Christmas would be more preferable .
no silly offers please , lets not take advantage of them .
we think it is a one section slate bed but has the much better 6 legs so central support of the slate to stop sagging in the middle  .
if a three section slate then even better buy .
I have not seen the table in the flesh so cannot say what type of slate it has a one piece 8ft by 4ft , or three section  jointed type .
but I think from experience of working on a few this size it has the one piece 8ft by 4ft type on it .
and we think it is a Riley as that is what they where sold from new .

The table may require a re-cloth due to fading but it is playable as it is for the time being .
looks to have full size pockets so if you cannot fit a full size then this may be ideal to practice on .
there are also some accessories with it .
the table is in Needlingworth  ,ST Ives ,  CAMBRIDGE AREA , if you have a set of piano wheels and large van then this  may be an easy move if one piece slate bed .
just remove the cushions and pocket rails to make things easy .
Frame dismantles down to parts .

Nets and leathers are in very good condition , as is the polish .

Legs are nice turned type in the style of a Riley Regis table
looks like a table cloth cover underneath .
Contact Geoff for more details please .
at GCL Billiards .

For Sale , Full size Dismantled on site Burroughs and watts oak deep arched steel cushioned table

My work today was to travel to Oxfordshire to dismantle a very nice looking Burroughs and watts oak table
with tournament steel cushions , bubble wrap all parts and store in outbuilding on the Estate of this very large country house .
I see some very nice houses on my travels and this one is up there with the best .
our client wishes to sell the table  so we are putting it out to tender to see what interest we can get .
I can give a guidance to value based on my report on the dismantle and from the photo’s I took on dismantle .

a very nice golden oak woodwork of quarter sawn English oak .

superb presence when you look at this table it oozes that rich quality of a well made English oak table
and has the period style bag nets and dark leathers fitted .

the much sought after steel cushions are fitted to this table and the rolls Royce of English Billiards of Burroughs and watts
I would say this table is circa 1920s /30s and has the Rigidus framework or cross bearers to keep the slate supported along the joints .
that is why on a rigidus frames the centre legs are closer together , rather than equal spacings with outer corner legs .

Five Welsh thick 2 inch slates , they do not make slates this good today .
you cannot get any better than Welsh and Irish slate beds on Billiards and snooker tables .

Modern repro scoreboard which has some damage to the slide slot .

also a modern repro cue rack that revolves .
there is a set of long rest and cue , plus three rests and around 4 or 5 cues .
there may also be a choice of lighting to go with this table by negotiation .
in an art deco style of chrome and smaller oblong shades .
there are few small wood parts that have a crack or two in the table , one being on centre pocket   , you may have to have spliced a new bit in .
also some of the lower end arch mouldings are slightly damaged and one centre arch is cracked and need gluing .
I like to describe a true scenario for anyone to confidently buy the table that there is no more to say about the table that would devalue it .
this table would look  good in a large Country home or a con verted farm barn , where oak is the dominating facture to the décor .
the pockets are a bit tight but if you had a re-cloth in a cloth of choice , then why not have some of the rubber sanded away for an easier game .
after all we are not all professional players , and these pocket openings are very tight at the moment some only 3 and 1/4 inch  at the fall , which is very tight .

please note table has been dismantled and placed in storage in a bubble wrapped form

it cannot now be viewed , but the photos show it as it was on the day of packing .  19th June 2021 .

I know what a  top end Billiards firm would retail this table at , and what a private sale  would sell it at in its current condition .
if this was an ordinary table it would not be worth much , it is our job at GCL billiards to find some middle ground for Buyer and seller
the table is not going to be top dollar , but it is not a run of the mill low cost table so expect somewhere in the middle of retail and low price .
the table is not up for a quick sale , our clients have plenty of storage space , and are happy to sit on it for a while .
so please do try and keep your offers,   to a reasonable price that reflects the build quality , the fact these tables do not come up for sale often at private prices , as the trade snaps them up and put them back on the market at high prices .
now is your opportunity to get in before the trade , if those large billiard houses get hold of these type of tables  then expect much higher prices .

our seller also will and does take into account the cost of collecting and fitting a table . but our client also knows of the history of B & Watts and the type and quality of build of the table they own .

all inquiries to Geoff or Carol at

c.large@btinternet.com

One left in stock for Sale, NEW Supreme Winner Black pearl green cloth coin operated 7ft pool table …..one for sale or three for Rental contract terms

I have one left for sale , brand new Supreme Winner pool tables 7ft x4ft external measurements
Currently  up to 20 WEEK Waiting list from Factory .
Black pearl cabinet and Green Strachan cloth .
You will have to be quick to snap this one up as they are very rare to be in stock at any of the  Firms .
most firms are now operating on a orders scheme some people having to wait until 20 weeks have gone by .

I bought 6 tables for my Rental side of the business , and decided to let three be sold , two have already been collected or delivered , this is the last one
after this it will be a 8 to 20 weeks waiting period before I get anymore for sale in stock .
I ordered a 6ft  Supreme  /  Gatley classic dining version from the Supreme Factory  the other week for myself , and I have to wait until January 2022 for that ! more than 30 weeks away from order  …and I am trade so no favoritism or jumping the waiting list .

I normally order my tables in three’s and fetch them myself  as you can see from above photo .
in these covid times , of garden bars and converted garages , new tables are hard to buy and get them in stock
and second hand versions of the Winner tables are fetching almost new prices now .
and you will be amazed at what people pay for a 15 year old Winner ! so why buy S/Hand …buy new .
Supreme Winner Coin Operated Pool Table Black | Pool Tables Online
Note that the new badge on Supreme winners have a dark blue grey background now ,
the table brand new  I have in stock is identical to this table with the new blue grey badge , apart from the cloth being Green .
it is mechanical coin operated with cue ball separators channel to Baulk line end .  solid metal chrome corners not chrome plastic , and metal trims behind the cushions again not the old balck plastic . in the very sort after Black pearl cabinet .
Very hard to get hold of in stock .
I have one in stock and ready to go for £1599 no vat .
Beat the Queue , ready to go  and delivered local free of charge to pavement or driveway  , add £99 if you wish to have unloaded and set up . £50 set up fee if you assist  ( Ground floor only )
I also have three brand new ones for rental contracts if you want the best Rental deal going ,
which includes 2 re-cloths a year every 6 months in Hainsworth match cloths after initial 6 months on Strachan .
If you see any new tables with the old Green badge on them , then they are old stock .
My stock is the latest version and 2021 tables .
6ft supreme winner pool table free play latest table almost new for sale in central London collection ……….. £500 | GCL Billiards
older Green  badge

I use the best levels to level tables , so the set up fee is recommended .

some things to look out for ,
solid metal corners replaced the older plastic chrome type a few years ago .
also the trim behind the cushion is an alloy brushed metal trim not black  plastic like the older ones
the black pearl cabinet finish replaced the black ash finish .

please contact Geoff or Carol Large at GCL billiards for further information .

c.large@btinternet.com

RILEY ARISTOCRAT MATCH PLAY SPEC TABLE ( with steel cushions ) NOW SOLD within 24 hours of advert .

 

NOW SOLD SOLD SOLD !!!

within 24 hours of posting this advert the table sold .

These Riley steel cushioned match tables sell very quick and at reasonable prices compared to new price .

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We have a client near Birmingham , who wishes to sell their very nice renovated Riley Aristocrat
Full match spec including very expensive slate pad heaters and all accessories .
The table will work out at about £4000 with fitting to ground floor only  , re-using original bed cloth back on .
HUGE saving on new price for one of these now at around £15000 .
there will be a miles charge of 50p per mile EXTRA , and if a two day job extra for 2nd day and BB if required due to distance ,
it all depends how close you live to Birmingham and Nottingham .
you will be saving around £9000 from buying a new table from Riley’s

as you can see from this photo of the Riley Aristocrat Match table when it was set up , the cushions are Match play  steel cushions

the legs and arches are Silver match colour from those classic lines of the Aristocrat when it was used to TV tournaments .

Table when it was finished for our client , the cloth is in pretty good order , but if you wished to have a new cloth fitted we could price that up too ( as an EXTRA )
an illness to a family member has forced the sale , and this is a very reluctant sale , our client got rid of a Star table for this one , like myself he rates the Riley  Aristocrat as the better table .
A superb table that in this condition and price does not come onto the market often as a package that includes fitting at this price .

I only get these tables come up now and again for sale as Private direct sales  , this was the last one I did .
from North wales to Nottingham and it cost a fair bit more than the silver legged one .

I have put an all in price which is a rough figure it all depends how far away you live and we must stress only Ground floor fitting will be accommodated no stair work .
If you are in the market for a full size riley steel cushioned match play aristocrat then save a huge amount of money and buy this one .
You will not regret it .
Our client has had very expensive heat pads as used by professional fitted to this table , we will take these off for transport , but must stress you must have a fully qualified electrician to fit them to the table we suggest using the same firm that supplies them .
We cannot fit any electrical item as we are not insured , you need to be a part P electrician qualified to fit electrical items like these .

Please no offers on this table , our client is selling at a very competitive price for these much sought after  MATCH SPEC  tables .
an iron is included in the price and  these alone are an expensive item .

if you are interested in purchasing the table at this great offer price , contact Geoff or Carol by email if possible to

c.large@btinternet.com

please note the table is a Private sale direct from our selling client , we charge a £35 admin fee to arrange to sale to both parties , the buyer and the seller .
this to cover our time and effort in the advert and the passing on of details to and from seller to buyer , and the odd phone call arranging delivery and so forth .

Riley Aristocrat circa 1980s/90s £500 BARGAIN ! SOLD SOLD SOLD IN 24 HOURS

 

SOLD SOLD SOLD

THIS TABLE WENT TO TRADE AND WAS SOLD WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PLACING ADVERT >

any more riley Aristocrats like this out there for sale within this price range ?
if so GCL Billiards can advertise and get these models RILEY ARISTOCRATS sold very quickly

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PRIVATE SALE DIRECT FROM SITE  (Private house)  this is not GCL Billiards table
it belongs to the Private seller .
GCL billiards are just advertising the table for sale for our selling client .

Here we have a nice to play on Riley Aristocrat , complete with all accessories and lighting .
the only stipulation is , the table is UPSTAIRS  and you will require at least 4 strong men to get these 5 slates down .

as you can see the 5 slates will have to be taken down the stairs at the far end
all accessories you can see are with the table …there is no iron

another photo angle of the accessories that are with the table
Cues , long tackle , rests . table dust cover , triangle , balls , Scoreboard 4 hander , Brush . Table rest hooks .
and some very nice lighting .
A come and get me price of just £500 , buyer responsibility to remove  the table .
or to arrange the removal and pay for the removal of the table .

You will also have to remove the lighting , this will have to be done prior to the table taken down .
I am sure there are a few of you that know what a Riley aristocrat table is and the fact they are one of the best tables to play the modern ball slamming into pocket game .
where older billiard tables spit balls back off the pockets , these tables tend to play very well .
Not that you should slam every ball into a pocket .

if you wish to look at the this  table before buying it is based in Glossop , in between Manchester and Sheffield .
but because of covid 19 please observe any covid regulations when viewing .

all inquiries to Geoff or Carol at

c.large@btinternet.com

WANTED BAR BILLIARDS TABLE .

Wanted old traditionally bar billiards table with clockwork mechanism
old run down one preferable as it is a for a complete renovation project .
as long as slate bed is ok no cracks ,  and cabinet and woodwork and legs are ok , then I am interested .

not bothered about cloth or rubber condition
A W. Jelks & Son Bar Billiard Table, coin operated
Something like this is what I require .

Sporting Goods PERADON SET OF 9 PLASTIC BAR BILLIARD TABLE RINGS S4686## com

Contact Geoff at GCL billiards if you have one for sale like the above tables .