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Antique H.W. Collender Carom Table Identification


Antique H.W. Collender Carom Table Identification

I am looking for information on what might be an antique H.W. Collender carom table from the 1870s.

My parents have a carom table in their basement that belonged to my grandfather. They are in the midst of downsizing, so I wanted to get as much information as I could about the antique carom table so they can decide what to do with it.

Do you have any idea if it’s authentic?

If you have any thoughts please feel free to share. Thanks in advance for your help!

Specs:

  • Approx 41/2ft x 9ft
  • No pocket/carom
  • iron fixtures on each leg with raised lettering— “HW Collender Pat. Nov 16 1875”
  • “8071” engraved on each of the 3 slate pieces
  • “19069” engraved on each side where the middle beam attaches to the sides underneath
  • middle beam has “19139” carved into it
  • simple engraved symbol on one of the slate pieces near the number “8071”

Nice looking table!

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Antique H.W. Collender Carom Table Identification

Replies & Comments

  1. Meggrollsbilliardsforum on 1/20/2020 3:14:45 AM

    That is a beautiful antique carom table!

    It is an H.W. Collender carom table, likely from 1876 or thereabout.

    This would have been from one of their last lines before HW Collender Co. merged with J.M. Brunswick Co. to form the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. in 1879.

    I don't know the exact model of the carom table you have there, but as you can imagine, antique carom tables with this kind of intricate marquetry are highly sought-after.

    It is probably worth somewhere between $3000 and $5000 as-is. If professionally restored, it would likely fetch $8000 to $12000. These are just ball-park estimates, but wanted to give you an idea.

    The problem is that it is a long and slow process to find the right buyers for tables like this.

    Best of luck whatever you decide to do.

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Antique H.W. Collender Carom Table Identification

  • Title: Antique H.W. Collender Carom Table Identification
  • Author: (Meghan Baroody)
  • Published: 1/19/2020 6:03:48 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/20/2020 2:48:14 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)