Quite frankly, it sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb. The colour is too intense, the construction too advanced. It may be just fine in the William and Mary kitchen, someday, but it's just not right here. Neither are the joint stools ...
Winkhurst. (In fact, I love ALL the things in this photo -- look at the butcher's block! The scales! The three-legged stools!)
Brian Long, in his book The authentic Tudor and Stuart Dolls House, calls them "comb" trestles.
So I'm going to make my own.
I took a piece of quarter inch thick basswood, 7" x 4" and trimmed a little off the side using a razor saw, so it's now about 7" x 3".
Then I used the offcuts from that, plus a little scrap balsa wood, to make the tops of the trestles and three legs each. I have this great tool -- the Easy Cutter Ultimate (Ultimate! Woo!) that makes cutting odd angles very, very simple. Thank heavens. Because I suck at geometry.
I cut the six trestle legs using the 105 degree angle guide on the cutter for both the top and the bottom of the legs and trying (and probably failing) to get all the legs exactly the same length :) I scored the top of the table with my razor saw to suggest planks.
After the glue set, I sanded everything, carved the edges of the table top a little roughly with an exacto knife, and painted all three pieces with the same weak wash I've been using all day -- lots of water, a little white and a little burnt umber.
I may glue the table together for sturdiness, but for the moment, here's what it looks like in the kitchen. That's better!