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A George III oak cricket table, late 18th century

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 GBP

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

A George III oak cricket table, late 18th century

A George III oak cricket table, late 18th century

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 GBP

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

A George III oak cricket table

late 18th century


the circular top raised on tapered legs united by an undertier

75cm. high, 76cm. wide, 77cm. deep; 2ft. 3/4 in., 2ft. 6¼in., 2ft. 6¾in.

This table is of pleasing abstract form. The effects of the sun are notable, but this has revealed an attractive figuring to the now blonde grain. There are separations to the boarded surfaces. There are typical old marks, scratches and ring marks. The underside of the top with a historic timber strengthening bracket. Proportions are good.


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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.