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JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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English Primitive School, 18th/19th century
CRICKET TABLE

Catalogue Note

The origin of the word 'cricket' to describe these tables is interesting. There are historic references to crackets (or cracketts), a form of low stool in the 16th century. The exact origin though could be more prosaic, in that the three legs resemble cricket stumps. The form was extremely practical and three legs perfect for the uneven floor of a tavern or the more domestic quarters of a dwelling. These sculptural forms in native timbers originate from across the British Isles.

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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London