"Oliver Briggs Custom," Boston, Mass., Circa 1890, 24k Gold
This custom made 4.5' x 9' regulation size pool table would have been one of Oliver Briggs most amazing works of art. Produced around 1890, this table comprises of a mahogany body with rosewood rail tops. The body is adorned with very intricate carvings, eagle talon and ball feet, as well as over 100 pieces of solid brass ornamentation.
Originally, the brass ornamentation would have been in a natural polished brass finish. I decided that this incredible table warranted the additional expense to finish all of these pieces in genuine 24k gold plating.
The top mounted pocket irons are in a flat black finish fitted with black leathers and Italian Gold tassel finge trim.
After learning of this important table, I spent 2 1/2 years negotiating with the owner to purchase. After finally securing the table, it then entered into an extensive 18-month restoration process.
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