REGENCY MAHOGANY REVOLVING DRUM-TOP TABLE. CIRCA 1810

 
 
 
 

Drum topped tables emerged in the second half of the eighteenth century together with rent tables ( similar in design but sometimes with a cupboard base, rather than a pedestal base and made for the collection of rent and having inlaid letters of the alphabet inlaid to the drawer fronts denoting which tenant’s lease was contained within the the drawer). Both these tables popularity is due to their versatility of utility as a desk or decoratively whether in a library, study, drawing room or in an entrance.

This drum top table in mahogany with ebony inlays has a green tooled leather top for writing above four real and four mock drawers to the frieze, all of which ingeniously can be accessed by the sitter simply by turning the revolving top to its favoured position. Standing on a turned base with four swept legs terminating with brass castors. The interior of one drawer bearing a trade label of “Norman Adams Ltd”