A Mid Eighteenth Century Cricket Table, Ash with An Oak Top

The slender turned legs terminating in an elegant toe are joined by three turned stretchers which conjoin in a large turned central “bulb”.

It is probable that the use of ash, together with the turned construction, indicates that the maker was a turner rather than a joiner, and possibly was more used to making chairs than executing complicated joints on cabinet furniture.

English, circa 1740

For a similar turned table, see The Age of Oak, by Victor Chinnery, page 297, figure 3.183

Width 22.5 inches, height 25.5 inches

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