Here's a pool table fit for a beheaded French king. To celebrate their 165th birthday, Brunswick Billiards is offering a replica of their 1878 table for a cool $40,000.

What do you get for this kind of table, aside from olde-timey good looks? The legs are carved from white oak, there are a ton of brass rosettes, and the best part, the rail sights are carved from Asian water-buffalo bone. (We hear Colonel Kurtz had them ritually sacrificed with sharpened cues.) The 9-foot tables will be ready for your hustling in October.

They're only making 25 of these beasts so you better hurry, and no, this does not qualify under Cash for Clunkers. [via Luxist]

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