Rare 17th century oak writing or reading table, of unusual design. The polished boarded top with moulded edge over a single oak lined drawer. Elongated bobbin turned under-frame with lower shelf that conceals a shallow tray with rising top to stretchers and turned feet. To the left and right hand sides of the styles near the lower tray are the initials H H to identify either the house or the owner as in say, Hatfield House or Holyrood House.
British, circa 1660 - 1690