French polishing and antique furniture restoration

October 17, 2017

Restored Riley snooker diner

Fabulous!  A restored Riley antique snooker diner with cabriole legs, and ball and claw feet.

Playing size: 6ft, would make an ideal pool table.

This table has been fully restored, re-rubbered and re-covered in a blue cloth.

If you fancy a table like this in time for Christmas, let us know now!

Typical restoration time is 4-6 weeks, so don’t leave it too late!

E J Riley antique snooker diner with blue cloth.

E J Riley antique snooker diner with blue cloth.

Restored Riley antique snooker diner with blue cloth.

Restored Riley antique snooker diner with blue cloth.

 

 

September 15, 2017

8ft Antique Snooker Diner

We have just restored and installed this lovely 8ft antique snooker diner by Riley.

This particular table is  mahogany. All woodwork was carefully restored by hand, and the playing surface has been re-covered.

To view all our antique snooker diners for sale, click here.

A restored antique snooker diner in mahogany by Riley.

A restored antique snooker diner in mahogany by Riley.

August 21, 2017

#SBS Winners: Brown’s Antiques!

We are delighted to be one of this week’s winners of Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday. #SBS

#sbs badge winners Brown's Antiques

Check out our winning entry on Twitter!

 

 

 

August 2, 2017

Read our latest customer feedback…

July 2017

” Many thanks. Really happy with the table and the excellence provided in delivery and the service provided throughout. Real pleasure to do business with a true craftsman and great guy to boot!
Thanks again.” July 2017.

Brown's Antiques, Billiards and Interiors

Brown’s Antiques, Billiards and Interiors

To see more reviews like this, visit our testimonials page here: Brown’s Antiques, customer feedback / testimonials.

July 28, 2017

Restoring a Riley snooker diner with matching scoreboard

We are currently restoring this lovely antique Riley snooker diner in oak.

The table has a matching diner scoreboard, see image below.

To view antique snooker diners for sale, please click here.

The beauty of the snooker-diner is that they convert from dining table to playing table, quickly and easily.  A great space-saving piece of furniture for any home!

Riley diner scoreboard

Riley diner scoreboard

Restoring Riley snooker diner

Restoring an oak Riley snooker diner

July 5, 2017

Restored Riley pool table with Slate Blue cloth

We have just installed this antique Riley snooker / pool table.

This 6ft table has been carefully restored and re-covered in a slate blue cloth.

We love this colour!

Riley 6ft antique snooker table with slate blue cloth

Riley 6ft antique snooker table with slate blue cloth

April 27, 2017

Before and After! Antique cards table restoration.

Pictures showing BEFORE and AFTER.  This lovely antique cards table has been restored and carefully French polished by hand. More details here: Antique mahogany inlaid cards table

BEFORE: Antique cards table with inlay

BEFORE: Antique cards table with inlay

AFTER French polished antique cards table

AFTER French polished antique cards table

April 5, 2017

Brown’s Antiques Showroom Cardington

We are photographing more stock to put on the website today.

Please check in Latest Arrivals to keep up to date with our latest stock.

Here are a few images from today’s photo shoot.

Its a lovely time of year to visit us! A sunny courtyard setting with lambs in the fields outside, and plenty of free parking.

Please call us on 01234 743577 to arrange your visit.

Brown's Antiques Billiards & Interiors Cardington

Brown’s Antiques Billiards & Interiors workshop & showroom Cardington

Browns Antiques Billiards & Interiors, sheep outside our workshop & showroom.

Browns Antiques Billiards & Interiors, sheep outside our workshop & showroom.

Browns Antiques, No Smoking Sign

Browns Antiques Showroom. No Smoking Sign

Browns Antiques billiards & Interiors showroom

Browns Antiques Billiards & Interiors showroom

Antique Cards Table

Antique Cards Table for sale at Brown’s Antiques Billiards & Interiors

March 28, 2017

Antique snooker diner- rollover table.

Image showing an antique snooker diner table that we are restoring this week.

This rollover table is shown during restoration.  The legs have been French polished.
The dining table top has been stripped, ready for polishing. then we will re-cover the playing surface in a slate-blue baize.

The dining surface ‘rolls over’ to become the playing surface for snooker or pool.

view our rollover tables for sale below.

Rollover snooker dining tables for sale.

Antique snooker diner rollover table

Antique snooker diner rollover restoration

French polished antique snooker diner rollover table.

French polished antique snooker diner rollover table.

February 1, 2017

9ft Riley snooker table restoration

Images showing a restored 9ft antique snooker table by Riley, ready for installation.

We have restored and French polished this table.  It will be installed this week and re-covered in a red cloth.

(Any black marks are on camera lens, not woodwork!)

Table legs. Restored 9ft Riley snooker table.

 

French polished table legs, and leg plates. 9ft Riley snooker table.

French polished table legs, and leg plates. 9ft Riley snooker table.

Pocket nets and leather. Restored 9ft Riley snooker table.

Pocket nets and leathers. Restored 9ft Riley snooker table.

9ft Riley snooker table restoration

9ft Riley snooker table restoration

E J Riley Limited. Table maker's nameplate.

E J Riley Limited. Table maker’s nameplate.