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.
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.
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.
Just to say we’re delighted with the table – it’s already had 5 big dinner parties around it and been a huge success. Thank you and also the delivery boys who were very helpful
- Andy Lowe,
James and his team we’re outstanding in their honesty, customer service and delivery of a beautiful piece of furniture. When it arrived at our home it’ was much better than the picture and we are delighted with the purchase. Many thanks
Hi James,This is just to say that I received the nest of 3 mahogany tables last Saturday, and am very pleased with them. We put them to use immediately, and my granddaughter very much enjoyed organising them and explaining how they work.Many thanks – hope all is well with you.Heather