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Table Croquet Set.
This miniature table croquet set is similar in every way to a full sized set but made for use on either a dining or billiard table. The mallet heads are made of boxwood and the full length of each mallet is 9 ½ inches. The game comprises of 4 mallets, 4 coloured wooden balls, 6 metal hoops with lead feet, 2 wooden posts and boundary clamps and cloth webbing, all in the original pine box.
Table Croquet was likely the invention of the Victorians who had a craze for all sorts of parlour games. A whole number of indoor/parlour games were invented, this included miniaturised versions of the popular outdoor games at the time, including bowls and croquet. These games were manufactured by the great games manufacturers of the time such as John Jaques and F. H. Ayres.
H 8.5 cm x W 30.5 cm x D 12.5 cm
H 3¼" x W 12" x D 4¾"