Selected Tables from the Inventory

A sampling from the 60+ tables in our warehouse
All tables shown are unrestored, available for selection,
And restoration to your specifications.

antique pool tables

antique pool tables

antique pool tables

antique pool tables

Pfister (Mahogany)

The Pfister represented the finest construction of its time and was both a pinnacle of and transition from the Victorian era tables. The carving maintained the Victorian love of ornamentation and detail but the serpentine leg and ogee-curve cabinet were a sculptural and streamlined departure. This table also ushered in a much heavier construction style that was to dominate the better tables of the coming decades. The Pfister had a massive cabinet and was double-bolted at eight locations due to its quarter-panel construction. These tables were all built to carry the optional one-and-one-half, extra thick slate.

This Pfister is mahogany, four-leg, one-inch slate, #3 irons, brass rosette-covered railbolts, and “pocket” not “return”.

This ground-breaking style was extended by BBC to the “Rochester” (originally called the “Improved Pfister”) - an unadorned version emphasizing the sculptural qualities and the “Marquette”- a walnut version with Arts and Crafts style inlay.

These serpentine-leg tables stand out as designs that manage to be massive, powerful and graceful at the same time.

oak Pfister pool table oak Pfister pool table

oak Pfister pool table

At this writing, a quarter-sawn Oak Pfister is currently available for restoration


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