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    Yes that plate only mentions the cushions, not the table

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    Thanks Geoff. My first thought when I looked at the twisting engraving around the leg of this table was Orme, although nothing else fits with one of t

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    Just had a look at my billiards simplified book at leg designs and nothing like this in the Burroughs and watts section of examples of tables and equ

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    Billiard tables don't get much better than this in my opinion. Made by Orme for the Royal Jubilee Exhibition at Manchester which ran from May to Novem

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, very interesting. So it seems like a bit of a mystery as to who actually made the table and when it dates back from.

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    It could be cocoa pods , there are also berry's or beans on the leaf part and a round design at each end maybe the head of a grinder tool or grid .

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    I'd have said that the carving was supposed to represent the pomegranate. That would certainly give rise to an interesting number of allegorical optio

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