Originating from a farmhouse in Cheshire, this table displays all of the things we love about country furniture and cricket tables themselves. ‘The true origin of the term is somewhat less fanciful, although its use may be comparatively modern; it is simply derived from an old term for stools. Since the archetypal stool, or “cricket”, has a circular top and three legs, a table of essentially the same form only larger…’; English Country Furniture 1500 – 1900 by David Knell. Many of these tables would have originally stood on slate or flagstone floors with the three legs allowing the table to rest with stability on uneven surfaces.
Still as useful today as it was then, a delightful piece of decorative country furniture.