Antique Drum Tables are a Circular multi sided Library table with several drawers around the frieze, some usually dummy drawers and some working drawers, standing on a central turned pedestal. They are referred to rent tables as traditionally they were used by landlords to keep the accounts of rent money due and paid. They were mainly from the Late Georgian and Regency periods and are quite rare. The main timber used in construction was mahogany, usually with veneered drawer fronts and edges. The best quality, have oak drawer linings and quality brass handles. As these are quite unusual, we only occasionally get these in stock but we do get some beautiful examples so a look below at our lovely examples available for sale. If we dont have any Drum Tables in at the moment, we do have other wonderful designs that may be suitable.
Antique 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.
Antique Regency Mahogany Rotating Drum Table. This rare antique Regency mahogany drum table, circa 1830 would certainly prove to be a focal point in any living space. This style of table was first introduced in the late 18th century, they were also known as loo tables as the game of loo was often played on them. Variations on this model can also be found and are often referred to as rent tables. Drawers would be labelled up with days of the week and act as a filing system for the rent collector. This particular model has a green tooled leather insert on the top, clearly marking out four playing areas. This sits above a deep apron containing four working drawers and four faux drawers with brass handles and ebony inlay. The rotating top sits on a bulbous reeded turned pedestal with four out-swept legs terminating in quality brass lion paw castors.
Unusual Victorian Rosewood Small Antique Drum / Occasional Table. This Unusual Rosewood Small Antique Drum / Occasional Table Dates From Around 1870 in the Victorian Era. It has a circular top with the original / early tooled leather writing insert above a deep frieze with one working mahogany lined drawer and five faux drawers. This stunning table stands on a central turned pedestal with tripod splayed legs and has unusual brass motifs on the feet and is full of the charm and character that you can expect to find from a true antique.
- Chris James, Hi JamesWe'd like to say a big thank you for the wonderful dining table and chairs that arrived this morning, and also for the great care shown in depositing them safely in our sitting room.We are extremely happy with the items and the service, and look forward to more purchases in the future.
Many thanksI received the dining table today. It looks very good in its new home. Greetings Nigel
- Jackie and William,
James,It was with a degree of trepidation that we purchased an oak table from yourselves online without viewing it in the ‘flesh’ so to speak. This is something that we said we would not do but we need not have worried as the experience was very positive. I want to thank you for the smooth transaction from negotiating a discount over the phone to delivery to our home in Portstewart, Northern Ireland. We are very pleased with table that was as described and in excellent condition. It took us an age to unwrap so thorough was the packaging! Once again thank you Driscolls for all your help.RegardsJackie and William