Susan Silver Antiques

Susan Silver Antiques
755 North Main Street, Route 7
PO Box 621
Sheffield, Massachusetts 01257
Phone: (413) 229-8169
Fax: (413) 229-9069

Drum View All Tables

Regency Drum Table, Circa 1810
Circa 1810

Drum tables evolved in medieval times when the tenant farmer had to pay his rent to the landowner. It would have been placed in the center of the hall, would have been round, be on a single pedestal with splay legs on casters and would have seven drawers placed in the frieze for each day of the week. This became known as a “rent” table.

Today they are called drum tables and usually have leather surfaces and are used mostly in the library. They can be put in the center of a room to look beautiful and attract attention.