Fugly Poker Table Thread

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The bloody vortex of fish death in the middle of the table is a little unnerving.
 

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It's a BBO, so it should be decent quality.

I wonder if professional table builders like BBO or @T_Chan ever try to sway a clients Custom-fugly in a more appealing direction.
 

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This one needs the pics posted for posterity...
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While this may be fugly by today's standards, in 18th century France this was awesome.

Only 4 players, but it was pre-poker boom.
Hell, it was pre-electricity boom.
Its definitely one of a kind... and certainly an antique which I was curious about. What concerns me is the tall metal pieces on each corner....I somehow feel like that could pose a problem
 

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Its definitely one of a kind... and certainly an antique which I was curious about. What concerns me is the tall metal pieces on each corner....I somehow feel like that could pose a problem
As BG points out, that's the table lighting. I suspect that people were far more used to candles being close to them so bumping them would be less of an issue. The height of the candlesticks would actually help any uncomfortable heat situation as the candles grew shorter.

As a former museum docent, I've never seen such a table, but the thought put into it makes me think it may be authentic. If I were local I'd consider giving it a look, as it could easily be worth 3-5x the listed price if in good condition.
 
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