Rollover Snooker Dining Tables. How do they work?
One of our most popular items is The Antique Snooker Dining Table.
A versatile piece of furniture, the snooker diner quickly transforms from dining table to snooker table.
There are various mechanisms on these tables, depending on the maker. One of the most well know is the Riley Rise and Fall mechanism. However, one of the most entertaining, and impressive, is the Rollover snooker diner. Imagine your guests’ reaction after dinner – Simply clear the table and spin it over and you’re ready to play some snooker!
We are often asked how the rollover snooker diners work, so we have compiled this series of ‘action shots’ to demonstrate. (thank you Tom).
Interesting Use of green snooker baize-the Muffin Man.
What comes to mind when someone mentions green baize? Snooker tables, billiards tables, or the muffin man?!
In Victorian London, The Muffin man was a common site. He would walk through the streets, ringing a bell, and carrying a tray of muffins on his head. This tray would be lined with green baize. (You can’t really see that in a black and white photo, but anyway..)
Today baize is more commonly seen on snooker tables, pool tables and billiards tables. The image above shows an antique snooker table, restored and re-covered in green snooker table baize by Browns Antiques.
Antique benches and pews in stock now.
We have a range of antique benches and pews in stock at Brown”s Antiques.
These include a pair of antique billiards benches, designed for use in a games room. These benches are made from steamed beech and mahogany, and have attractive “cut out” patterns to the seats and backs.
Pair of antique billiards benches
Also, we have a choice of antique pine pews, very sturdy, and available in a choice of sizes. These are ideal for kitchen or dining benches.
Please click here to view all Antique Benches and Pews for sale.
Red baize on your antique snooker table.
We love this red baize, very appropriate for Valentine’s Day!
Did you know, we can cover your antique snooker table in almost any colour baize?
Whether you prefer the traditional green, or a darker forest green, or something altogether different, we can source the cloth for you. A whole rainbow of colours is available, why not match the baize to your decor?
Fancy something really different? We can provide patterned cloths too, from animal prints to company logos, be bold with your baize!
We can provide these cloths for antique snooker tables bought from us, or we can re-cover your existing table when restoring it.
Please ask for details.
Handmade snooker cue racks at Brown’s Antiques
UPDATE. JANUARY 2018. SORRY, THESE ITEMS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Handmade snooker cue racks available in a choice of sizes, and polished to match your snooker table.
At Brown’s we have designed a small range of handmade snooker cue racks. These are wall mounted, and available in a choice of three size:
6 clip, 9 clip and 12 clip.
The racks are made to order by our restorer, in oak or mahogany Our French polisher will then polish your cue rack to match your snooker table.
A truly personal service at a very reasonable price.
More details here: Handmade snooker cue racks
The image shows the three sizes available.
Antique snooker scoreboard by George Wright.
An antique snooker scoreboard by the maker George Wright. With brass markers and runners, this is a most attractive scoreboard. To view our stock of snooker scoreboards, please click here.
French polishing and furniture restoration.
Another busy week at Brown’s Antiques. We are restoring and re-polishing several pianos for a customer in the piano trade this week, always an enjoyable task. We can re-polish the damage on these pianos and bring them back to their former glory.
We have two snooker diners being restored to order for customers, these tables are being French polished and re-covered. And finally, several pieces of antique furniture being French polished and carefully restored by hand.
Please click here to read about our French polishing and restoration services.
Antique Lifepool Scoreboard in mahogany with Ball Box B447
Images just added of this superb life pool scoreboard with ball box.
An antique life pool scoreboard in mahogany. *SOLD*
Complete with attached ball storage box, money storage area, and integral slate/ chalkboard, with the sliders revealing mother of pearl markers and wooden inlaid stars.
Photo shows the scoreboard before restoration. This scoreboard will be fully restored and carefully French polished.
To view the gallery of photos, please click below:
To view all antique life pool scoreboards please click here:
Antique Furniture for sale at Brown’s Antiques
We have a wide range of antique furniture for sale at Brown’s Antiques.
Items include antique dining tables, sets of dining chairs, and various storage furniture such as chests of drawers and wardrobes.
We have recently added a category for antique boxes, where you can find restored antique writing slopes, antique sewing boxes etc.
All of our antique furniture is carefully restored by hand. We have many years’ experience in antique furniture restoration, and in French polishing antique furniture. We are proud of our Green credentials, having won a Green Apple Environment Award, and we use high quality, natural products for all antique furniture restoration.
Please browse our range of antique furniture for sale.