The Industrial Revolution brought about a variety of innovative ideas: factories, mass production, powered machinery for specific uses, and exotic designs and materials. By the late 19th Century, people were looking for a change. Thus, the Arts and Crafts movement began.
Architecture, arts, and objects for the home made in the Arts and Crafts design are simple, made from locally sourced materials. Emphasis is on how each piece is fashioned; for example, dowel pins or metal brackets are exposed and become part of the beauty and uniqueness of each piece. In essence, the Arts and Crafts movement was dedicated to recapturing the spirit and quality of the individual artisan.
The demand for a pool table to fit into the home was growing. The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company heard their pleas and created the Baby Grand pool table. Its design captures the essential elements of the Arts and Crafts era including plain surfaces to show off the beautiful mahogany and maple inlays. A concealed drawer holds all the playing equipment.