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Design for a billiard table

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and wash

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case W, shelf 15

John Dibblee Crace first came to public notice through his Gothic- and Renaissance-style furniture for the International Exhibition of 1862. His clients included the 4th Marquess of Bath for whom he redocorated Longleat, and William Waldorf Astor who commissioned him to decorate Cliveden (ca. 1895).

The Crace family were the most important firm of interior decorators working in Britain in the 19th century. They worked for every British monarch from George III to Queen Victoria and on a range of buildings that includes royal palaces, Leeds Town Hall and the Great Exhibition building of 1862.

Physical description

Design for a billiard table

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1860-1900 (made)


Crace, John Dibblee, born 1838 - died 1919

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and wash


Height: 6.75 in, Width: 14.375 in

Object history note

Presented by J.D. Crace

Descriptive line

Design for a billiard table for 31 Hill Street, London, by J.D. Crace. Great Britain, ca. 1860-1900.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Megan Aldrich, The Craces: royal decorators 1768-1899, London, Murray, 1990.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1912, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1913





Subjects depicted

Pool tables; Games; Billiards


Designs; Furniture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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