|This monster Crib Board resides at Ye Olde Reindeer in Banbury, a Hook Norton pub with a truly wonderful historic interior. The beer is very good here too.|
Sunday, 29 April 2012
A Brace of Cribbage Boards
That a thing of such simple beauty as this folding wooden Crib Box can be bought for around the price of a couple of pints of beer (and somewhat less than a packet of cigarettes), is something I find a little hard to understand. Given its humble purpose and simple glued construction, I doubt whether this box would have been an expensive thing when new, but it's a lovely piece of work nevertheless. Made from a mixed-bag of different woods, and designed to hold a pack of cards and the pegs for scoring a game. It certainly needs a little bit of attention, including a small slice of wood to close the peg compartment, but its real charm is in the shabby, well used patina of age.