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Small George III Mahogany Drum Table With Leather Top


A fine early 19th-century small scale George III mahogany drum table with inset patinated leather top, with four drawers and four dummies, the column base with three splayed legs on brass castors.

England, circa 1810

Height 68cm / 26 3/4ins
Diameter 66cm / 26ins

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This elegant early 19th century George III Mahogany Drum Table has a revolving top with four drawers. Each is constructed with a bow front and dovetails.

The inset leather top has a rich surface patina and tooled edge, it is complementary to the fine-grained mahogany veneers. It is full of character with years of use and care evident in the surface marks and colour.

Our George III Mahogany Drum Table is smaller in scale than many making it useful in more intimate rooms, the library or drawing room as a side table or a center table in the entrance hall.

Origin: England
Materials: Oak Carcass, Mahogany Veneer, Brass Castors, leather
Dating: Early 19th century George III / Regency

Comparable examples:
Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire, a rosewood and kingwood example with satinwood banding and leather surface. This table is currently in the library. NT 1270729

The same splayed legs and barrel column were used by John Mclean (fl 1774 – 1814) on an elegant Regency Drum Table now at Saltram, Devon. NT 871428. This table has panels of ribbed gilt bronze inset in the legs.

Another later mahogany example with three legs, hairy paw feet and a baluster column at Wimpole House, Cambridgeshire NT 206771. The proportion and surface patina of this drum table is rather less successful and a good example of what not to buy!

Regency Furniture, Francis Collard
Mallett Great English Furniture, Lanto Synge

The surface patina of our drum table has been slowly built up with beeswax and carnauba wax. This is to enhance and bring out the soft grain of the timber without any French Polish. A gentle dust will keep the table looking its best for many years to come.

If you need any furniture restoring please do get in touch. We have decades of experience on who to use for each particular restoration job.

The Regency Period
Sir John Soane’s Museum