A small Jacobean revival cricket table
A small and low Jacobean (James I ~ early C17th style) revival cricket table in solid oak, a useful and inexpensive little table to pull up to your chair. The circular top above a triform base, the three baluster and bobbin turned legs connected via plain peripheral stretchers, terminating in square feet. In very good original condition, with some scratches and marks to the top, consistent with age. England, circa 1920
The origin of the word ‘cricket’ could have evolved from the reference ‘crackets’ (or cracketts), a low 16th Century joint stool, or perhaps more literally, because the three legs resemble cricket stumps. This form was very practical for the uneven floor of a tavern or more domestic quarters.
DimensionsHeight: 445mm / 17½"
Diameter: 450mm / 17¾"