Antique Drum Tables are a Circular multi sided Library tables with several drawers around the frieze, some are dummy drawers and others working drawers. These antique tables were first introduced in the late 18th century and have a rotating leather top, standing on a central turned pedestal. They are referred to as ‘rent tables’, as traditionally they were used by landlords to keep the accounts of rent money due and paid. Drawers would be labelled up with days of the week and act as a filing system for the rent collector. The main timber used in construction was Mahogany, usually with veneered drawer fronts and edges. The best quality antique drum tables have oak drawer linings and quality brass handles. The rotating top will sit on a bulbous turned pedestal with four out-swept legs terminating in quality brass lion paw castors. They would certainly prove to be a focal point in any living space. Antique drum tables are quite unusual to find in original condition, especially form the Georgian and Regency periods. We only occasionally get them in stock but we do get some beautiful examples for sale. Have a look below at what we currently have on offer.
Library & Drum Tables for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Drum tables, but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know and we can try to locate something similar.
This Antique Regency Mahogany Rotating Drum Table circa 1830 has a green tooled leather top with splayed legs.
This unusual Victorian Rosewood Small Antique Drum Table has a circular top with the original / early tooled leather writing insert above a deep frieze with one working mahogany lined drawer along with five faux drawers. This stunning table stands on a central turned pedestal with tripod splayed legs and has unusual brass motifs on the feet.
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With kind regardsMalcolm Rankin
Thank you very much for my BEAUTIFUL Victorian table! It it even better than the picture. I am thrilled to bits. The table exceeded my expectations! It is beautiful. There isn’t a mark on it! It is in perfect condition and much, much better than the picture and I am thrilled to bits with it. I have never done anything like this before so I was very worried, but once the incredible packing was removed I was overwhelmed with MY table, which fits perfectly in my small dining room.Thank you very much for the way the table is, was packed and delivered on time with the driver informing me when he was expecting to arrive, also giving his name. Would thoroughly recommend James Driscolls to anyone. Wonderful experience all round. Thank you again, Glen Richards.
Rita and Bill Taylor,
Dear James, Just want you to know that the tables have arrived and we are so very pleased with them. We can't express how delighted we are and all our apprehensions disappeared on opening up the wrappings. Thank you so much for your efficiency, consideration and patience! Please also thank Chris for his absolute efficiency from start to finish. You all deserve a very Happy Family Christmas. With all good wishes for 2021. Rita and Bill Taylor