The Queen's Jubilee Billiard table and Matching Cue Cupboard

Origin

English

Dates

1887

Description

This unique black walnut billiard table by Orme and Sons Ltd is a masterpiece that was commissioned for Queen Victoria's Jubilee Exhibition in Manchester in 1887. Every surface is beautifully carved with references to the industrial growth and cultural developments encompassed by the fifty years of her reign, which coincided with the British Empire's "Golden Age".

Provenance

Purchased by Hamar Bass from the Manchester Jubilee Exhibition 1887 for £ 1,000 Guineas then re-sold on his demise at the contents sale by Messrs Knight Frank and Rutley on June 23, 1913 of Byrkley Lodge, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

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