Cue Cabinet - Old Western Saloon 1850s America - MLPA536

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Pool Cue Cabinet Custom Wood

Pool Cue Cabinet - As shown - Color: Natural Semi Gloss - Exotic Cedar - Light Distress - Order Any Size, Style, and Finish. This Mountain Lodge style gaming cabinet features a hand carved twig designed top, glass doors etched with grape vines and framed with a hand carved rope border. A large bottom drawer had been added for additional storage and features a hand carved rope border as well. Both doors and drawer feature custom hand forged vine hardware with grape leaf mounting plates. Included in the design are spaces for ten pool cues, shelves for two sets of balls, chalk and accessories. Four inset thumb-turn counters are ready for score keeping. The glass doors open outward from the center and can be hand etched with your choice of design. The interior is backed with high quality wine felt and is illuminated by two halogen lamps on a three level touch button control. All wiring is UL listed and approved for safety. The gaming cabinet is fully finished in five coats of hand rubbed clear lacquer over the natural wood and includes mar proof leveling feet and wall mounting brackets for stability.

This is not your typical pool cue cabinet, this fine art furnishing is produced by the hands of our master craftsman made in the same hand and materials as it was made in the 19th century. Designed from the historical record using thick, solid, full length timber - no veneers - no glue ups - no bolt on legs - hand joined construction, hand hewn mortise and tenon joined. All carving is hand carved by our master carvers - no cnc or faux casted resin carving. Finished with a 10 coat hand rubbed finish to world class antique collectors standards. All species of wood are available. Our custom furnishing master craftsmanship ensures your designer furniture will stand the test of time becoming a true family heirloom and valuable antiquity. Guaranteed Forever, backed by our over a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913. Order Any Size Or Style.

Built The Old Fashioned Way "When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever" And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work

Designs By H. J. Nick and Scottsdale Art Factory, a handmade in America custom furniture manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona have been designing and building some of the world's finest furniture for interior designers with ordinary clients as well as more prominent and successful individuals for over 100 years. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. They all want investment value and furnishings that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.

Pool Cabinet Historical Origin and Design Inspiration

A Western saloon is a kind of bar particular to the Old West. Saloons served such customers as fur trappers, cowboys, soldiers, gold prospectors and miners, and gamblers. The first saloon was established at Brown"s Hole, Wyoming, in 1822, to serve fur trappers. The popularity of saloons in the nineteenth-century American West is attested to by the fact that even a town of 3,000 residents, such as 1883"s Livingston, Montana, boasted 33 saloons . Among the more familiar saloons were First Chance Saloon in Miles City, Montana; the Bull"s Head in Abilene, Kansas; the Arcade in El Dorado, Colorado; the Holy Moses in Creede, Colorado; the Long Branch in Dodge City, Kansas; the Birdcage Theater (also a saloon) in Tombstone, Arizona; and Judge Roy Bean"s Saloon in Langtry, Texas. Many of these establishments remained open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A saloon's appearance varied from when and where it grew. As towns grew, the saloons became more refined. The bartender prided himself on his appearance and his drink pouring abilities. Early saloons and those in remote locations were often crude affairs with minimal furniture and few decorations. A single wood-burning stove might warm such establishments during the winter months. As travelers made their way West, some of them sold liquor from their wagons, and saloons were often formed of the materials at hand, including "sod houses. . . . a hull of an old sailing ship" or interiors "dug into the side of a hill". As towns grew, many hotels included saloons, pool halls and some stand-alone saloons, such as the Barlow Trail Saloon in Damascus, Oregon, featured a railed porch.

By way of entertainment, saloons offered dancing girls, some of whom occasionally or routinely doubled as prostitutes; Faro; poker; brag; three-card monte; and dice games. Other games were added as saloons continued to prosper and face increasing competition. These additional games included billiards, darts, and bowling. Some saloons even included piano players, can-can girls, and theatrical skits.

The earliest known billiard table, in the royal court of Louis XI of France (14611483), was simply lawn brought indoors and placed on a large, everyday table. Rail-bounded, cloth-covered tables specifically for billiards, with wooden beds rail cushions (made of layered felt, or stuffed with straw, soon evolved as the game's popularity spread among French and later other European aristocrats.

The increasing demand for tables and other equipment in Europe was initially met by furniture makers of the era, some of whom began to specialize in billiard tables. By 1840, the table beds were made of slate, as they are to this day in quality tables. English table maker John Thurston was instrumental in this change, having tested the surface since 1826. After experimenting with hair, shredded fabric and feathers as stuffing for the cushions, he also introduced rubber cushions in 1835.

This was not initially a success, as the elasticity would vary with ambient temperature. After attempting to market cushion warmers with only partial success, Thurston was saved by the 1843 discovery of vulcanization by English engineer Thomas Hancock. Thurston used vulcanized rubber in his later cushions, and it is still used today by many manufacturers (some use synthetic materials). Thurston's first set was presented to Queen Victoria.

In the United States, manufacture of billiard tables has been ongoing since at least the mid-19th century. The forerunner of the Brunswick Company began commercial manufacture in 1845. In San Francisco, California, several manufacturers were active by the late 1800s.

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