Regency Green Leather Mahogany Drum Table, England circa 1820
REGENCY MAHOGANY AND GREEN LEATHER DRUM TABLE
England, circa 1820
Item # 810KRB21L
A very handsome Regency period round console table from the second quarter of the 19th century, the form is distinctly English and is generally known as a “drum table” or a “rent table”. Dressed in a rich green gilt-tooled leather, beautifully worn with an overall patina preserved under layers of wax, the simple apron houses four drawers, each separated by a faux-drawer devoid of the stamped round brass pulls present on the operating drawers. Each drawer is framed in ebony inlays. A bold turned-and-tapered pedestal joins through a thick oak crown, this affixed to the underside of the table with four modern lag bolts - these bolts replace the typical flat-head hand-cut screw that would have originally attached the pedestal. Likely from attaching and removing the pedestal too many times, the holes wore out and at some point in the last few decades the crown was rotated and reattached. Four sabre legs are affixed into the pedestal with original iron straps, each terminating in a squared toe cap over casters.
Measurements: 28 5/8” H x 50 3/8” diameter
Old leather top with blemishes and shrink cracking. Pedestal has been rotated and reattached with modern hardware, some veneer patching around the drawers, veneer cracking around drawers, wax touch-ups. Old restored crack to upper of one leg, sturdy and strong. No key.