Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. Oak Pfister Six-leg Combination Pool Table
Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. Oak Pfister Six-leg Combination Pool Table, Boston, 1906, the slate top with circular and diamond mother-of-pearl-inlaid convertible rails, molded copper accents, on a beaded and foliate-carved skirt and legs, together with a ball rack, group of pool cues, bridge, and other accessories, not fully assembled, (imperfections), ht. 33 1/2, wd. 122, dp. 65 in.
Provenance: Purchased by Henry Clay Frick of Prides Crossing, Massachusetts; billiards table accompanied by photocopy of original Brunswick sales receipt. Frick was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel steel manufacturing concern. He also financed the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Company.
three of the four cue hooks affixed to skirt are missing or broken, few cues broken, chips to slate and skirt, part of skirt and two legs need to be reglued
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