Brunswick Balke Collender Moves Out

This antique 9′ billiard table from 1875 was recently disassembled as the Corona del Mar, California residence is prepared for sale. The nearly 140-year-old table will be sent to auction in Los Angeles.

Antique pool table rails are different than modern ones. They bolt through the side into the slate and require a special key to turn. You will notice the crank in a few photos. The cast iron base of this BBC Monarch, stamped #2, supported the tremendous weight of the four-piece slate. The iron pieces, along with the inlaid wood cabinet, were completely and carefully dismantled in preparation for its white-glove move north.

We hope the new owners find as much enjoyment as the previous family and take care to preserve this piece of billiard history.