What is the default font and size of the font on the status bar on El Capitan and Sierra?
My guess is: San Francisco size 14?
I'd guess at 11pt, SanFransisco.
Standard list views are 12pt, the headers are smaller, but not small enough to be 10.
You can test by eye...
Open any finder window
Hit Cmd ⌘ J
Change the text size until it appears to match the status bar.
Zooming the screen might help comparison [ Opt ⌥ + scroll wheel by default]
This is a quick attempt at matching, artificially zoomed in Photoshop...