For Sale: Brunswick & Balke “Monarch” Billiard Table
The Brunswick & Balke Monarch was manufactured for 26 years, between 1868 and 1894, with this model probably dating in the 1870s/1880s. With a highly decorative design incorporating four black and gold lions and heavily inlaid side panels, this Victorian table is one of the top tables of the period.
From an original J. M. Brunswick and Balke Company 1878 catalog:
The Monarch. This magnificent table embodies great solidity and massiveness of construction, with elegance and grace of design. It is very ornamental, the sides being of wood tastefully inlaid with various colored mosaics, and the legs being of iron finished in black and gold. A leveling screw in the center of the feet assists in establishing a perfect level over the entire surface of the table. It is unique in style and a departure from the established idea of a billiard table, and has met with much favor among those of acknowledged taste.
Inlaid with California laurel, burl ash, French walnut, birds-eye maple, rosewood, ebony, mahogany and tulipwood.
Serious inquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. Separate cue rack also available.