This highly unusual, perhaps even unique table is a classic example of the Victorian Eastlake period. Dating from the 1880s. Eastlake was a noted architect of this time period and was known for the incising or “spoon” carvings featured on this table, highlight in gold leaf.
The table is likely a Jacob Strahle manufactured table in San Francisco. Strahle came to America in 1848 from Germany. By 1869 he was a leading manufacturer of pool tables and ornate cabinetry. His table were sold around the world, but he is best known for finishing the last tie laid in the completion of the transcontinental railroad. That was a very big deal.
Strahle tables were renowned for their use of the finest most exotic woods available.
This table is of fancy, figured walnut burls and Brazilian rosewoods. It feature ivory diamonds and slate from Slateville Pennsylvania. They were considered artful as well as advanced Billiard playability.
Strahle sold out to Mr. De St. Germaine in 1874. The factory remained in San Franciso and was taken to even greater heights by St. Germaine.
Restored to conditions that rival the original, the table can be viewd at Buffalo Billiards in Petaluma CA.
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246 Petaluma Blvd. N Petaluma ca.
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