Antique Drum Tables are a Circular multi sided Library table with several drawers around the frieze, some dummy drawers and others working drawers. These Tables was first introduced in the late 18th century and have a rotating leather top and 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, 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, if we dont have any antique rent tables in at the moment, we do have other wonderful designs that may be suitable, please check out our tables category.
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 circa 1830.
Unusual Victorian Rosewood Small Antique Drum Table. Dating from Around 1870 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.