Robert J Riesberg Antiques Inc

Member of the Minnesota Antiques Dealers Association

  Drum table or rent table
This week’s discoveries include an drum table or rent table, circa 1790-1820. An embossed leather inset writing surface is in old polished dark green evidencing past repairs and layered color. Unusual for this type, the drawer liners are cedar in an almost pinkish tone. Perhaps this could be British colonial with its special treatment to the feet. This is a great piece for a library or larger living area.
H. 29.5″, d. 37″. $3400.
Top view of drum table
The patinaed embossed leather top.
foot of the drum table
The original brass cast bucket feet are mounted with an interesting arrow form. Tortoise or maybe ebony? A colonial embellishment perhaps?
Detail of drum table pulls
The original “HJ” marked brass Hepplewhite pulls are still intact. HJ is a listed Birmingham maker.