This table is undoubtedly made by the same maker as a table of almost excactly the same design at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, that is attributed to John Cobb on the evidence of several payments by Sir George Strickland of Boynton Hall, Yorkshire, between 1754 and 1773, the largest payments being in 1767 and 1773 (C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, Leeds, 1978, II, no. 337, pp. 278-280).
The two tables are of the same design except in specific details: the Temple Newsam table has a moulding between top and frieze; the Banks Fee table has flowerhead paterae at each end of the Vitruvian scroll frieze. The most extraordinary connection is the carriage labels of the same type, inscribed in the same hand and attached in the same place on each table with six nails. It is possible that both tables were supplied by John Cobb.