Fantastic condition 7ft Thurston raise and fall dual height snooker / diner for sale ….Wirral area £1000

We have a Dr ,  client who wishes to sell his very nice condition 7ft slate bed Snooker diner , for just £1000 .
buyer arranges dismantle and removal .
Chairs for sale by negotiation .
manufactured by the famous billiards company Thurston around 1998 and kept in fantastic condition , a credit to the owners for keeping it in such nice condition .
Balls and cues are with the table and the table tops , plus a few oddments of other accessories .

Cloth is in very good condition .

The table tops on , The 6 matching chars are available at a negotiated extra cost if required .
they have a very nice tapestry design .

close up of the table top leaves which is in 4 sections for ease of lifting off and on , immaculate condition .

the raise and fall click clack Riley designed lifters
provides for dual height action of high to play snooker , and to lower to dine off .
The table cost new and I have seen the receipt when they bought it at over £3000 .

Cost of table and chairs combined was £3043.15p

the table with the 4 section top and all accessories is up for sale at £1000
the chairs are negotiable extras .
The table is solid Mahogany , not your usual laminated or fibre board rubbish
today this table would be around £3500 alone maybe more .
In fact I just looked like for like hand made in mahogany a 7ft snooker diner with table tops is £3699.90 …. PLUS DELIVERY AND INSTALTION .

Quote from a leading manufacturer of these type of solid mahogany dining tables .

Hand-made, Dual-Height Snooker Dining Table – 7ft, Mahogany , with accessories

To order, or for a quote, ring with address & zip/postcode.

ETA: 34 working days

Ref: 00K604

£3699.90 plus delivery and installation .

So a Bargain at just £1000 .

all inquiries to

Geoff or Carol

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

 

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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

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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 .

SUPERB CARVED ORNATE BILLIARD TABLE IN BURR WALNUT ….. not many made like this one ! £15000

THIS COLLECTION IS ADVERTISED AT AN ALL INCLUSIVE FITTED PRICE OF £15000 as a PRIVATE SALE .

BURROUGHS AND WATTS circa 1880/90 Billiard table in Burr Walnut

OK here is an opportunity for someone
an exceptional Billiard table set including Large Life pool scoreboard and ball storage box underslung under the scoreboard , rotating cue rack , gas style design lighting , framed rules and illustrations .
and all accessories as seen in the photos including cues , rests , balls and cover .
Finished in a superb figured bur walnut , and carved lions heads to knee panels  and Acanthus leaves carved into legs .
You do not often get a table like this being offered direct from the PRIVATE SELLER . this is not a trade  sale .
If this table where to be sold from one of the top London Billiard houses , I am sure you would be paying much more than the advertised price .
I have advised the owners of a valuation and included within this valuation the cost of dismantle and delivery and set up to a Ground floor location .
lets face it no one likes to buy a table then have to look around for a billiards fitter to then find out they have a costly bill to pay for this service of removal and delivery and install .
Subject to distance within the mainland UK with  an acceptable amount of miles this is included  in the price .
Right lets get down to the actual table , I am sure you are going to be amazed at such a beautiful craftsman made Victorian Burr Walnut Burroughs and watts  table , manufactured to the highest standards using the best materials available at the time circa 1880 to  1890  .

As you can see the sunlight is showing this very nicely polished burr walnut veneer , carved Acanthus design leaf legs and Lions heads .

Lets get a  close up to the top quality carved legs and lions head , and shows just how the burr Walnut pops in the daylight
a nice tobacco coloured tint , also note the , top part of the leg has the Acanthus leaf carved into it , all hand carved in those days , the workmanship is out of this world .
you may also notice  the cushions have been  fluted  and the buttons are covering each cushion bolt head , you may also note the cushions have underslung chalk cups to store cue chalk around the table .
If this table where mine I would remove the hooks as they can cause rest head damage to the burr finish and polished wood .
Also note just how far that lions head comes out from the knee panel that covers the large heads of the frame bolts
also solid Walnut mouldings to cushions and frame . it may be that the sides are solid walnut too ?
I have not seen the table in the flesh but the grain of the side frame looks like it is following into the moulding which indicates solid wood not veneer or at least a very thick slab of walnut over thicker frame wood .
VICTORIAN CRAFTMANSHIP at it’s finest .

another side view from more acute angle

Included in this Billiard room set is the Life pool scoreboard 10 hander with underslung ball storage glazed cabinet

Life pool is a game where you get three lives , and an extra buy back life in the form of a sliding star ,
of which you can just see the small white pull out knobs to the left of the slide .
these boards normally came as 8/10/12 hand scorers , not all had the underslung ball storage .

Rotating cue rack , not sure if this a repro one or original , I have only seen the photos of this and not in the flesh
so I will stick my neck out and say reproduction as a gut instinct , unless proved wrong  , but the scoreboard is original to the same time period .

Ivory manufacturers plate , royal H Prince of wales dictates Queen Victoria still alive and I would guess this table was manufactured in a  time period of 1880 to 1890
So getting on for 140 years old .

A superb Repro gas BRASS and glass light shade , in very ornate craftsman made design , this alone may well have cost in excess of £2500 to £3000 when it was made .
I know much lesser made repro ones made by Christopher Ray light emporium sold for £1750 new in the 1980s , and in my opinion this one is miles better made .
You have to be very careful with glass shades above a table though with getting the rests out and lifting up after a shot .
You can get green metal ones that look just as good or acrylic made ones to replace the glass if you are concerned that you may break one .
If you bought this table I would suggest this light fitting  be taken separate from the table and be installed first , then the table could come after and be installed underneath it .
An Electrician with a  large van would be my advice to get this moved first .
Unfortunately this cost is not included in the asking price , and is not a service that GCL Billiards would take on .
It needs an electrician to be fully insured as fitted and fully working to part P code  .
the following are also included in the sale


Framed snooker and billiards rules




Four repro prints framed .

Now some of you may be thinking that’s not worth £15k !!!
but let me assure you I have just dismantled a table for a client who paid twice that amount from a well known leading billiards house just a couple of years ago .
and this table is just as good maybe better made .
The billiard house in question is located Close to Stevenage , and I have seen similar tables on their web site and another two leading billiards houses
that they would ask for much more than this , if this table was in their stock list .
In fact I was informed they did try to buy it when offered it , but not for what the table is worth and was quickly refused .
well that is their loss for not offering a  decent price for such a  fine example .
I can remember a well known country house near Loughborough who had a very similar table I used to work on to this , but not as ornate or with as good figuring of walnut
, and back in 1990’s the Billiard house mentioned bought it and sold it for £15k  back then .
Now I know you can go out there and pick up Snooker and Billiard tables at next to nothing prices these are nothing like this table , and I know it is a big outlay , but just look at the table .
it would grace any leading country Estate house , or Palace , in fact if it could be researched and  if I am a betting man , that is where it has come from either that or a Government office House .
Or top end Victorian Gentleman’s club .

Such is the quality of this table it cannot be mistaken for the run of the mill made table’s out there .
Not many about in this cared for previously renovated condition , sold as seen in the photos , from a very nice home .
A fine investment for the future .
Again look at the wood grain on the side frame following into the thicker lower moulding , indicates quality of the highest craftmanship and materials used
it may have been used as an exhibition table at one of the world trades fairs , I do know a few billiard houses did this , George wright won many medals doing such things , it just may be that this was also shown at an exhibition .
Not the great exhibition of 1851 at Crystal palace , but I think maybe one following in later years it could well have graced .
We can all speculate where it came from , but alas the Luftwaffe destroyed the Burroughs and watts records during WW2 when they flattened B&W Soho square office so no records available I’m afraid .
but I will ask A Billiards historian I know ( Peter Ainsworth ) what he thinks of it and his opinion .
I already know it is not a one off having already spoken to Peter about that  , but they probably made these types of tables in a limited run of say 10 or 12 not thousands .

Contact Geoff or Carol Large for more details and we will pass your inquiry onto the selling client .

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VERY NICE CONDITION… Riley 9ft snooker table with accessories £795 no offers .. West Sussex

We have a client who wishes to sell their 9ft snooker table
a very nice condition hardly used Riley 9ft by 4ft 6 inch playing surface .

as you can see very good condition from the photo’s and  from a nice home too .
and I’m afraid my client will not listen to offers as it is very competitively priced at just £795 , A bargain for someone
Buyer to arrange collection from Ground floor location .
the £795 price is a come and get me price due to a house move  , we have  a bit of time to sell it so please no offers .
my experience of 9ft tables sales is they do not stay for sale long,  especially at this price in this condition .

Balls , and rests are included as is a Triangle and a Peradon Scoreboard .

the Peradon 4 hander scoreboard .

Close up of the Riley name plate badge .
looks like a cover is also with the table .
all inquiries to  Geoff or Carol  , we will forward on any genuine people to our selling clients .

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If anyone requires a quote for dismantle load deliver unload and set up to any Ground floor location please ask Geoff
at GCL billiards for a quote . giving your full post code and telephone number

Thurston Full size snooker table for sale ….in Worksop Nottingham on ground floor

We have a client who wishes to sell their late husbands old Thurston table circa around 1895 to 1910 .
a few cushion buttons missing , no scoreboard or cues or cue rack , just what you see in the photo’s
at a very low price of just £250 , Buyer arranges dismantle and removal from property .

the lighting shade is included which is under the table and must go with the table .
the rests balls and cue on the table can go also , I think his table had an ornate scoreboard and rotating round cue rack and some old cues ,
but someone ( maybe a dealer who deals in billiards accessories and not tables )  has been and cherry picked these , that is why the table is going for such a low price of £250
I would have liked to have seen it complete but hey these are the circumstances and lets face it if that scoreboard was a life pool one it would have been worth more than the table ,
also the cue rack and cues .
if it was complete with those collectable accessories , then a price of £1000 to £1500 would have been more likely with those pieces .
maybe more if the cues where old collectable hand spiced ones .

the table is in an out building on the ground floor so no stairs to bring down or up for those heavy slates .
I do recommend a professional billiards fitter is employed to dismantle , if you have no experience moving tables a broken slate is not uncommon for a DIY move .
GCL billiards would be happy to quote for this .
see below a photo of a DIY move slate .

this is what could happen if you dropped a slate section as a DIY move .
always get professional people in who have years of experience to dismantle and move and relocate a table
even removal firms refuse this work and say the same get a billiards firm in .

Typical three penny bit shape leg of Thurston , they used this design a lot around 1895 to 1910
so there you have it a Full size table made by the oldest surviving and still trading firms of Thurston , now based in Liverpool .
Thurston are not only the oldest surviving Billiards firm , they where the first to use slate around 1830 ,
John Thurston having worked for Gillows furniture and wood bed billiard table maker and set up as ~Thurston with a couple of partners  around the end of the 1790s .
later Gillows became Waring and Gillow .
Thurston’s became established as a registered stand alone firm in early 1810 probably around 1814 according to some written history as can be seen below if you click on the link .
it maybe that this table was an early 1890s table then had the more modern concealed pocket plate cushions fitted by Thurston around 1902’s 1930s as the billiards top plate became unfashionable .
these pocket plates have an unusual screw on lug on one side and a tapered lug on the other side , and can catch a few people out  when dismantling , you have to take the corner plates off with the end cushion and not a side cushion , then unscrew the pate off the end cushions .
the centre plate is just both ends tapered square .
here is a photo of the same style of leg table with those older billiards top plate cushions on


Doddington hall table Lincolnshire , same style of leg , this table is around 1880’s

you could read all about Thurston from this link .

https://www.snookerheritage.co.uk/company-histories/thurston-co/

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WANTED Full size snooker table for client by end of May 2021 . but sooner if possible

We are looking for a nice conditioned modern full size snooker table
for a client in our area of Nottingham & Derby
as close to Nottingham and Derby if possible and a Ground floor located table is possible please
Cloth condition or nets and leathers not important , but good bounce , good slates and good woodwork is what my client is looking for , we can renew the cloth nets and leathers .,
Tables we are looking for are like these .
A Riley

A Karnehm and Hillman

even a Karnehm and Hillman square leg

A Titan

An Enbild again turned or square leg will be considered .

If you have a table for sale please send  photos of the table including legs pockets and top surface and all accessories that are with it  to

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with your post code and if the table is on Ground floor

8ft raise and fall Diner for sale £1000 buyer collects . table is based in Surrey

We have a client in Surrey who wishes to sell their Hamilton & Tucker 8ft by 4ft raise and fall diner
it will by the looks of the photos require a re-cloth and maybe new bags and nets to bring it back to its former glory , but the polish looks in good order
buyer will have to get full condition of rebound rubber value and condition of woodwork from the Private seller .

5 section hard wood top , the polish looks very good and has that antique look to it .

Hamilton and Tucker a good table manufacturer and a respectable name in the billiards trade .

Cloth has been used and as described would look better with a  new re-cloth .
I have been informed this is a three section raise and fall slate bed that has been screwed to a raise and fall subframe
unusual for a raise and fall diner as most have a one piece slate bed .
I would take the bed cloth off on strip down to see if that is the case , three section or one piece , it requires a re-cloth anyway .
My client has informed me he had no problems with the joints being disturbed if it is a three section bed  , when raising and falling the top to playing and dining height .
This is an extremely heavy table , my advice is for a full strip down of sectional bed rather than try and lift it in one section , you may nip the joints together if you get any flex in the subframe and it turned out to be a three section slate bed  .
so be aware of this , when you dismantle .
this is Buyer collect only , GCL billiards are extremely busy at the moment and could not fit this one in for the next couple of months .
we are away all of May and booked out through March and April so closer to three months fully booked out .
but I could recommend a couple of Billiard firms who could quote for this move if you buy the table .
The table is a long distance from Nottingham where GCL billiards are based and maybe one of the local firms down south would be a better option to remove the table and deliver,  if you wished for a bespoke service .
Table is on Ground floor , and I would recommend to put it on Ground floor and not upstairs .
the price of the table at £1000 does not include any dismantle and relocation or re-cloth or other work costs .
this you will have to get a  quote for and I would recommend that you do this before buying,  just so you know what the total cost would be .

all accessories that are with this table , shown laid out on the table bed .
Not sure if chairs are with it this you will have to ask the seller , sometimes they are available at extra cost .
or they may be keeping them for a new normal fixed dining table only to replace this one .

you could leave the nets and leathers as they are
but in my opinion if you are going for a re-cloth then replace the bag nets and leathers at same time to give a , as new playing experience .
so there you go full description a nice looking table that would grace any fine home .
I think this table will go pretty quick so if you like what you see do not hang around .
good 8ft diners are not as easy to find as their smaller 7ft and 6ft models , and they are the most sought after .
£1000 is a good price for such a quality manufactured Hamilton & Tucker table .
British made from quality woods and craftsmanship , not your usual import modern type sold on line for mega £ . …… Buy British .