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Antique Tripod Tables, Wine Tables & Antique Cricket Tables

There are a variety of styles of three-legged antique occasional tables. Antique tripod tables have a circular or octagonal top resting on a turned central pedestal supported on three shaped legs and feet. Examples where the top tilts up to stand vertically (so it took up less space when not in use) are also called tilt top tables. Small tripod tables, also called wine tables, are always useful beside an armchair or sofa to place drinks on, or elsewhere in a room with a lamp on. Larger tripod tables can be used as small kitchen, dining or conservatory tables, seating two or three; or as occasional games tables.

Antique cricket tables have a circular top standing on three legs. Sometimes the legs are connected by a tray bottom, forming a lower shelf or tray as the name suggests. The name cricket table is said to have come from these tables being used outside for cricket matches, with the tray bottom used to keep the beer on so it was out of the sun. Certainly these tables were designed with outside use in mind, as the three legs would stand stably on uneven ground. They probably had a variety of outside uses.

Antique candle stands are similar to cricket tables in that the three legs connect directly into the top of the table, but the top is much smaller. These tables would have been used to stand a candle on beside a chair, to provide convenient lighting for reading, knitting and other evening pursuits.

We stock antique tripod tables, cricket tables and candle stands from the 18th and early 19th century most often in oak or elm, and Georgian mahogany tripod tables or wine tables.

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