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Table Right on Cue

By Bidsquare

Aug 04,2015 | 13:40 EDT

There’s nothing really more iconic in American culture than the pool table. From landmark films like “The Hustler” to songs like “Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” the pool table has carved a special niche in the nation’s psyche – often at the edges, walking that line between friendly neighborhood bar and seedy underbelly dive.

On Saturday, August 8, Ahlers & Ogletree gives bidders the chance the strut their stuff like “Fast Eddie” Felson when they offer Lot 260, a 1946 Brunswick-Balke-Collender Centennial pool table, as part of their Mid-Century Modern sale. Made of Brazilian rosewood furniture with a cast aluminum skirt and base, the table is fully restored, including green felt top, refinishing of all exposed wood, and high polishing of all aluminum. If you were ever thinking of adding a pool room, what a place to start!

This is just one of the great pieces on offer during the Ahlers & Ogletree Mid-Century Modern sale. Strictly 20th Century pieces of art, design and furniture will be up for grabs, with works by Herman Miller, Roy Lichtenstein (above), Matt Moulthrop (below), Leonardo Nierman, Fernando Botero, Carlos Merida, Milo Baughman, Dusty Griffith, Helen Frankenthaler, Rufino Tamayo, Alexander Calder, Joan Miro, and other world-renowned artists and designers. Look now at the full catalog.

How about something for the dining room table? Lot 240, a red maple turned wood bowl by Matt Moulthrop could be just the thing!

Lot 191, this Aldo Tura Drop Leaf rolling bar cart, has enough elegance and style to impress even the toughest group of friends.