January 28, 2016

Antique billiards table restoration

Images taken during restoration of a 10ft antique billiards table by Burroughes and Watts.  We are stripping off the old polish before repolishing the table. More images will follow as the restoration progresses.

Look what we found on the back of one piece: A label from 1957 saying ‘Streatham. Darby and Joan’ Presumably the table was restored/re-covered for this club in 1957. A fascinating piece of history!

Darby & Joan Streatham label, found on reverse of 10ft Burroughes and Watts billiards table

Darby & Joan Streatham label, found on reverse of 10ft Burroughes and Watts billiards table

Watch a Pathe film about the original Darby and Joan club in Streatham, opened in 1942 here, beleived to be the first club of its kind for the Pensioners in the area: Darby and Joan Club Streatham 1942

 

 

Burroughes and Watts 10ft antique billiards table

Burroughes and Watts 10ft antique billiards table before restoration

Burroughes and Watts 10ft antique billiards table

Burroughes and Watts 10ft antique billiards table, stripping polish off legs.

Table sides.Burroughes and Watts 10ft antique billiards table

Table sides- removing old polish.  Burroughes and Watts 10ft antique billiards table

stripping table legs.10ft antique billiards table

Stripping table legs from 10ft antique billiards table

Billiard table cushions, after stripping off old polish.

Billiard table cushions, after stripping off old polish.