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.
Many thanksI received the dining table today. It looks very good in its new home. Greetings Nigel
- antique furniture used in Lincoln Centre Theatre New York,
Dear Mr. Driscoll,The antique table and chairs arrived last week in perfect condition. I wanted to personally write and thank you for giving us such a reasonable price for the pieces and for arranging the shipping. The whole process was very straight forward and simple and went off without the slightest hitch. I’m just glad we had the time, which in the theatre is something we usually have little of, to plan. The furniture is used in Lincoln Centre Theatre in New York, and these pieces were used in a show called ‘A Minister’s Wife’ A MINISTER’S WIFE is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s Candida, it is set in London and is about a love triangle among a Socialist clergyman, Reverend James Morell, his wife, Candida, and Eugene Marchbanks, who, infatuated with Candida, aims to win her love.
- Roger May,
Absolutely delighted with our (new) table. Your delivery men were early and rang to let us know when they were coming. They were also very efficient. The table is a perfect match for the chairs we already had. Many thanks Roger May