A small occasional table from the period of George III. The cricket table has a pine top revealing beautiful grain markings. The light, delicate tones of the warm pine has been reconditioned with light furniture wax to feed the surface. The top is paired with a contrasting frame which appears to have been stained with a deep ochre red and previously in lighter cream tones. The frame has a expressive patina showing age and use. Cricket tables are English pieces of furniture which were first created somewhere in the early 16th century. Examples of these tables have been often seen in Scotland, Ireland or Wales. A ‘cricket table’ refers to an occasional table with a round top, set on top of 3 angled legs, usually with an under tier set between the legs. The three legged table concept was developed because the three legged form is steadier on uneven ground, stone flag floors in the taverns, inns and cottages of the time. The association with the game of cricket may have originated from the use of 3 stumps to support the bails successfully. This delightful table would also work as an occasional dining table. Dimensions: H: 60cm, Diameter 80cm. George III pine cricket table. Beautiful grain markings on the table top which has been reconditioned with light furniture wax to feed the surface. Dimensions: H: 60cm, Diameter 80cm.