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Why is it called a rent table?

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Why is it called a rent table?
A rent table was called such because it was originally designed for landlords to use in order to organize the rent monies and paperwork for properties they managed. Popular in 18th century England, rent tables featured an array of drawers around the frieze for this purpose. Browse an array of antique rent tables from top sellers on 1stDibs.
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18th Century Renting Table
Located in Vosselaar, BE
Rent tables like these were originally used by officials to recieve taxes in local taverns. The top
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Antique Late 18th Century Austrian Serving Tables

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Pine

English Regency Mahogany Rent Table. Circa 1790
Located in Hollywood, SC
English Regency mahogany four drawer rent table with leather top, original pulls, bulbous pedestal
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Regency Center Tables

George II Irish Mahogany Rent Table
Located in Huntington, NY
George II Mahogany Rent table with lettered inlaid drawer front & swiveling leather top ( see video
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Antique Early 18th Century Irish George II Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

A Rare & Unusual Gothic Revival Revolving Rent Table
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Rare & Unusual Gothic Revival Revolving Rent Table 19th Century Height 30 in. Diameter 48
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Antique 19th Century American Center Tables

18th Century Italian Side Table Rent Table
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A well proportioned Italian early 18th century rent table. Tables like these were specifically used
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Side Tables

Materials

Walnut

Queen Anne Rent Table "in the Chinese Taste"
Located in Dallas, TX
an early 18th century Queen Anne rent table in the Chinese Taste (with Chinoiserie decoration
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Antique 18th Century English Queen Anne Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Paint

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