VICTORIAN BAGATELLE

Original condition, unrestored,

THIS VINTAGE BAGATELLE, (BALLS NOT CONTEMPORARY) IN A VERY GOOD WOODEN CASE (HEAVY) BRASS LOCK (NO KEY) EBONY AND IVORY SCORING PANELS EACH SIDE. FOLDS FOR STORAGE, WHEN FOLDED 36INS BY 20INS, WHEN OPEN 6FT BY 20INS. THE BAIZE HAS SOME WEAR BUT DOESN'T AFFECT PLAY. THE PROTECTION CLOTH UNDERNEATH IS WORN. THE ORIGINAL ARCHWAY ENABLES A DIFFERENT FORM OF THE GAME TO BE PLAYED. A FACSIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL HOYLE'S RULES PROVIDES ALL THE ALTERNATIVE GAME RULES. INCLUDES ORIGINAL CUE AND MACE. THE BEST CONDITION OF ONE OF THESE WE HAVE EVER SEEN. THE ORIGINAL 9 BALLS, 1 RED, 1 BLACK, 7 WHITE HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY NEW 1.25 INCH BILLIARD BALLS AS THE ORIGINAL IVORY BALLS HAVE LONG SINCE BEEN TAKEN AWAY. SIMILARLY WE HAVE PROVIDED A SET OF MODERN ONE INCH POOL BALLS WHICH FIT THE DIMENSIONS OF THE ARCHWAY ENABLING THE MISSISSIPPI AND TROU MADAME VERSIONS OF THE GAME TO BE PLAYED. CIRCA 1855-1865. THURSTON & CO., THE STRAND, LONDON.

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