George II Oak Dropleaf Corner Table

£4,750.00

Circa1740 

An incredibly rare George II Period Oak Folding Drop-leaf Triangular Corner Table.

Price :£ 4,750-00p.

H:28.5”,72.5 cms, W:29”,74 cms, D:25”,64 cms. Dia:33.5”,85cms 

 

No: 10984

An incredibly rare George II Period Oak Folding Drop-leaf Triangular Corner Table forming a circular table when the flaps are raised and the whole raised on three cabriole legs terminating in pad feet

Circa1740 

Note: Three legged tables are often referred to as Cricket Tables which seems to be a myth. Perhaps because so many of these tables have been used outside inns near village greens and some authors have concluded that this type of table was named after the sport played there with some suggesting that the three legs of the table are a connection to the three stumps of the wicket. In fact they are named after the archetypal stool or “cricket” which was a three legged affair meaning it could be stood on uneven floors or ground without wobbling.

In Georgian times they were often referred to as Drinking Tables and were often used in alehouses. 

Price :£ 4,750-00p.

H:28.5”,72.5 cms, W:29”,74 cms, D:25”,64 cms. Dia:33.5”,85cms 

Lit: English Country Furniture 1500-1900, David Knell pp 241-245

 

Delivery in the UK mainland is included in the marked price.

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