late 17th century
with a drawer, the square and baluster turned legs joined by stretchers.
The drawer has an old paper label glued to the interior with the following text:
'History of the large oak gate legged (sic) table said to be made at Oakham/about 1695/it belonged to Rowland Speed who lived all his life in the same house at Cottesmore, Rutlande from 1710-1790/ bequethed to his son Robert born 1766 died 1821/who bequethed to Rowland eldest son born 1807 died 1864/in 1830 Rowland moved from Cottesmore to Sur**et, Spalding/bequethed to his niece Clemintin Bardton of Bi*ker, ***ston in 1884/who gave it in 1896 to their Daughter Mrs John C Smith of Pengate,/Peterborough, James Lenygon'
and in ink authenticated by Chas. Lenygon 1957
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