The American “prohibition tables” of the 1920's and 30's, became famous in the USA at a time when alcohol was banned and secret compartments to store illicit alcohol were all the rage. This original image depicts a prohibition table used for gambling, whilst other designs were used to hide alcohol as well!
This Art Deco inspired piece, designed by The Elliot collection, is a beautiful reimagining of this American classic. It has a secret compartment that, at the touch of a button, reveals a drinks cabinet. With a space-saving secret compartment, the table is fun, sexy, lustrous and seamless, inspired by an iconic design it will add value to both classic or contemporary interiors. This is the first in the series of tables and was exhibited at the prestigious Design Show Shanghai in China and later exhibited at a showroom on London's Kings Road. There is a short video at the bottom of this page showing how it works.
Prohibition Poker and Drinks Table
It’s a question that gaming enthusiasts might ponder over: what’s the best and most convenient way to enjoy a drink while playing an uninterrupted hand of poker ?
The quirky answer is to buy one of The Elliot collection’s beautifully-crafted prohibition poker tables in a variety of different finishes, we can of course make any requirements bespoke for you.
This is a drinks and games table loosely based on the American “prohibition tables” of the 1920's and 30's, which became famous in the USA at a time when alcohol was banned and secret compartments to store illicit alcohol were all the rage.
This retro-contemporary design from this Collection is a beautiful reimagining of the American classic, with a secret compartment that, at the touch of a button, reveals a fully functioning drinks cabinet complete with 6 glasses and an ice bucket. The central section on the top of the table can also be turned over to reveal a surface ideal for a game of poker that can accommodate up to six players.
This is a premium product for a prestigious experience, and a 21st century evolution of many alternative out-dated games tables. This is the third design of the prohibition table by the Elliot collection and the first to incorporate both a drinks and games table together.
The prohibition poker table reflects a philosophy: to combine traditional cabinet making with modern technology. The use of space is paramount, which makes these unique pieces ideal for clubs, casinos, hotels and even super yachts.
Prohibtion Champagne Table
This type of table might be well suited to the hospitality and corporate industry, possibly even on a rental basis as the carbon or lacquered finish is durable and easy to produce. The cabinet contains a waterless ice bucket ( Kaelo.co.uk) which perfectly chills the Champagne or drinks bottle inside without producing any moisture or drips. It is fully electric with a remote control. This design was the inspiration behind the more recent Poker and games table.
Coffee and Games Table
The coffee and games table continues with the ethos of the collection; making dual purpose furniture with space saving design. The top square section of the table flips over manually to reveal a chess or drafts board underneath. There is ample space inside to store other board games as well . It is made of either resin or fibre glass, making this design well suited to both the inside and outside environment , ideal for both domestic and commercial use, be it on land or at sea. The finish comes in a variety of different colours , but we are happy to discuss any other options you may have.
Art and Collectables
Here you can see 3 fine examples of the tree of life paintings on silk, 2 framed palm leaf etchings , a fan also etched on palm leaf and an embossed metallic wall panel.
The more detailed silk paintings can take weeks, or even months in the case of large pieces to produce. These examples are the work of Kailash Meher an award winning artist from East India. Such was the success of his work that he employed destitute and impoverished young women and taught them how to paint more straight forward pieces until their level of skill improved. He saved many lives in doing so. These examples are a collaboration between Kailash and The Elliot collection.
The palm leaf etchings are from the same region in India and employ a technique used for thousands of years, before the Chinese invented paper. This technique was often used to record religious text . The Metallic wall Panels are from Rajasthan.
The final 3 images are of Tibetan Thokchas , forged from meteorites , high in metallic content and were used by the monks in particular as amulets for healing, magic and spiritual protection. They regarded them as literally as fallen from the heavens. The Elliot Collection is happy to consult on antique pieces , be it Eastern or Western and we were involved with the sale of this private collection of Thokchas at Sotheby’s New York, where a collection reached 500,000 USD . Similarly we recently completed the sale of antique clocks to a private collector for 15M USD.