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Help Identifying Antique Brunswick Pool Table

Help Identifying Antique Brunswick Pool Table

Can you tell me when this pool table was made and what type of wood ? Also any idea how much it is worth and the best place to sell it ?

Thanks !





Help Identifying Antique Brunswick Pool Table

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  1. brendabbilliardsforum on 9/27/2023 8:20:54 AM

    It is a Brunswick Balke-Collender "Wellington" pool table, made from between 1904 and 1911.

    According to the catalog pages, the wood was either "figured golden oak" or "curly black mahogany". Though it's tough to tell from the photos, and perhaps because it has many coats of stain from being refinished over the years, but yours appears to be the mahogany model.

    Here it is in the 1904 Brunswick Balke-Collender Co. catalog (the "golden oak" version):


    It was a middle-of-the-line pool table in it's era—the advertisements touted that it's "rubber cushions and general appointments of the table are ordinarily of standard grade" and that the model "is calculated to serve every purpose of the medium grade of billiard room or for private residence use".

    For some other detailed catalog images and technical information from the catalogs, see these previous questions about this same Brunswick Wellington pool table model:

  2. brendabbrendab on 9/27/2023 9:52:57 AM

    Thank you so much for the information on this pool table.

    Do you know how much it's worth, or where I can sell it?

  3. brendabbilliardsforum on 9/28/2023 10:02:04 AM

    It's hard to put a value on these older antique pool tables.

    I have seen them for sale on classified sites and eBay for anywhere from $500 to $5000.

    Yours is in pretty rough shape, so you won't get $5000 for it. It also depends on how quickly you need to move it, or how long you can hang on to it while waiting for the right buyer.

    At least now that you know what it is, you can create some alerts on eBay and other classified sites and monitor the market in your area to see what these are selling for.

    I would try it on eBay, and perhaps also on Facebook Marketplace (and cross-post to some billiards buy and sell groups as well).

    In fact, on eBay recently, a similar model from the same era sold for only $350.

    There's a Brunswick Wellington pool table for sale right now on eBay for $5400, and it includes a bunch of accessories, cue rack from the same era, etc. It is the Oak version. They won't likely get that much for it (or they may have to wait a long time for the right buyer to come along). It even has an appraisal fro THE foremost expert on these older Brunswick Balke-Collender Co. pool tables, Joe Newell. In fact he worked at Brunswick as their historian for many years. Keep in mind that the appraisal is from 2016, and the market for used and antique pool tables has grown worse since then. There's simply an abundance of these older pool tables available on the market and fewer buyers than ever before.

    This Brunswick Wellington pool table appears to be in better overall condition than yours is.

    Brunswick Antique 9' foot Pool Table & Accessories

    • Price: $5400
    • Location: Pleasant Prairie, WI

    Original Brunswick WELLINGTON Model, 100+ year old, four piece thick slate table and accessories including balls, wall mount ball storage shelf, cues, vintage Brunswick cue rack, vintage ceiling mount scoring string, clock. powder dispenser, new vinyl table cover, above table light, triangular ball rack, nine ball rack, table brushes, talc, chalk and rule books. Everything here is in superb condition, you will not be disappointed at the condition of this fine old table and accessories. Wood is quarter sawed oak with flake veneer and solid oak trim and moulding. Rail caps are solid oak with inlayed ivory diamond sights. Everything you need to make a quality pool table installation.

    This table was manufactured between 1901 and 1912 by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company

    This particular table has been in my family for approximately 70 years. The table measures 109" long and 59" wide to its outside edges. It has four pieces of slate in excellent condition. It was cut in half sometime in its life as most of these old tables have been to make it possible for residential use. See photos. The joint is substantial and rigid. I acquired the table in Cleveland, OH in 1998 from my deceased uncle and it is now in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. My uncle played on this table weekly with my father. My uncle's name was George Fett. While certainly not famous, he was a published cartoonist of the "Sniffy" cartoon series. See photos.

    I am only selling because I will be moving to a smaller home in the next couple of years and will no longer have the space necessary for this fine old table.

    Buyer is responsible for all expenses to disassemble, pack and move table from my home. I will be happy to coordinate this effort and supervise the disassembly, packing and removal from my home without the buyer needing to be present.



    Source: ebay.com/itm/313410585040

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Help Identifying Antique Brunswick Pool Table

  • Title: Help Identifying Antique Brunswick Pool Table
  • Author: (Brenda Bergen)
  • Published: 9/14/2023 9:40:33 AM
  • Last Updated: 9/18/2023 8:24:19 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)