The “Southern” was an 1890’s, and into the early years of the 20th century, offering from Brunswick-Balke-Collender. A “country cousin” to Brunswick’s high-end carved offerings, the “Jewel” and the” Chicago”, with which it shared a basic leg shape, the catalog proclaims the “Southern” to be “deservedly popular” with “cigar stores, barber shops, etc.”. The “Southern” also shares with the “Jewel” a wide vertical molding along the bottom of the cabinet which gives the table a distinctive silhouette and stance. It is always seen in quarter-sawn oak and frequently in eight foot as well as nine.
Shown on this page are two of our previous “Southern” restorations. We currently have a nine foot, quarter-sawn oak BBC “Southern” in inventory, available for restoration.