Previous Restorations
To illustrate some of the various styles
And to show the quality of our finished product

Walnut BBC “Kling” (Circa 1916)

Photos shown are some of our previous Kling restorations – two Circassian Walnut and one Mahogany –  with Ebony, celluloid, and mother-of-pearl inlay. The Kling (circa 1916) is closely related to two other BBC models - the “Arcade” and the “Hudson”. These share the “elephant foot” leg style and the same decorative vocabulary of celluloid, Ebony and mother-of-pearl inlay with raised architectural elements.

The Kling, Arcade, and Hudson were all built to carry easily the optional one-and-one- half inch slate (a popular option) which pushed the total weight of these tables to over three-quarters of a ton. They were part of a larger class of tables named “Jumbo Frames” for their massive construction and heavy frame members.

Tables of this type are often players’ favorites, though a skilled restoration is the first pre-requisite for any antique table’s playability, regardless of model.

At this writing we have two Circassian Walnut Klings – one is a 6-leg pocket, the other a 4-leg, inch-and-one-half slate ball return – and a 6-leg mahogany, ball return Arcade.

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