Vintage Billiards Equipment

The first billiard table on record was built for Louis XI of France in 1470, allowing the King and his pals to play this croquet-like game indoors instead of out. The billiard table’s felted wool surface was dyed green to simulate a lawn, while balls were pushed around using wooden sticks known as maces, which had enlarged ends rather than tapered points. Cues were developed in the 17th century after players began using the narrow handle...Continue Reading