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The Great Western Railways Snooker Table

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This incredible snooker table was specially made for the boardroom of Great Western Railways

Key Features

  • A stunning, custom-crafted snooker table made for England's Great Western Railway
  • The famed firm of Cox & Yeman created this incredible table
  • Incredibly detailed inlays featuring GWR's most popular engines surround the facade
  • This table was once a fixture in GWR's boardroom
  • Cox & Yeman were a favorite of nobility and royalty from around the world
  • The table retains its Cox & Yeman engraved ivory plaque; circa 1880
  • 79 wide x 149 length x 35 high

Item Details

  • Width:
    79 1/4 Inches
  • Height:
    35" Inches
  • Length:
    149 1/4" Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
This incredible snooker table was custom-crafted for England's Great Western Railway (GWR) by the renowned firm of Cox & Yeman of London. A stunning homage to the days of the great steam locomotives, this Cuban mahogany table features magnificent and intricate inlays of GWRs initials and popular trains, including the 4-2-2 and 2-2-2 engine classes, gracing the facade. The billiard table manufacturers of Cox and Yeman were established in the 1850s and were famed for the exceptional quality of their tables. Word spread quickly of the beauty and masterful craftsmanship of their tables, and the firm soon counted royalty and nobility from around the world as patrons, including the Duke of Wellington, the Duke of Richmond, the Nwab Nizam of Bengaland the King of Siam.

The table bears the engraved ivory plaque of Cox & Yeman that reads: "Cox & Yeman/Billard Table Manufacturers/184 Brompton Road/London" with the British Royal Seal. 

Circa 1880

79" wide x 149" length x 35" high

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