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Round Aluminum Chrome and Mirror Drum Canister Coffee Table by GJ Neville
By Mastercraft, Gary John Neville
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful spun aluminum, chrome and mirror drum canister coffee table by architect Gary John Neville. Top is removable to provide a great storage space for blankets, pillows, etc. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum, Chrome

Round Aluminum Chrome and Mirror Drum Canister Coffee Table by GJ Neville
By Mastercraft, Gary John Neville
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful Spun aluminum, chrome and mirror drum canister coffee table by architect Gary John Neville. Top is removable to provide a great storage space for blankets, pillows, etc. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome, Aluminum

Round Aluminum Chrome and Mirror Drum Canister Coffee Table by GJ Neville
By Mastercraft, Gary John Neville
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful spun aluminum, chrome and mirror drum canister coffee table by architect Gary John Neville. Top is removable to provide a great storage space for blankets, pillows, etc. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Round Aluminum Chrome and Mirror Drum Canister Coffee Table by GJ Neville
By Mastercraft, Gary John Neville
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful spun aluminum, chrome and mirror drum canister coffee table by architect Gary John Neville. Top is removable to provide a great storage space for blankets, pillows, etc. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Faux Finished Drum Cocktail Table
Located in Ferndale, MI
Faux finished drum cocktail table. Finish is as is could use touch up or refinish .
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

  • Faux Finished Drum Cocktail Table
  • Faux Finished Drum Cocktail Table
  • Faux Finished Drum Cocktail Table
  • Faux Finished Drum Cocktail Table
H 20.25 in. Dm 42.5 in.
Walnut Drum Coffee Table
By Pierre Chareau
Located in Ballard, CA
The iconic tribal Jaya drum table is handcrafted with traditional joinery, fabricated with multiple stacked discs in various sizes, toped with a book-matched sunburst, the Drum table...
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2010s American Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Rosewood, Walnut

  • Walnut Drum Coffee Table
  • Walnut Drum Coffee Table
  • Walnut Drum Coffee Table
  • Walnut Drum Coffee Table
H 18 in. Dm 38 in.
Illuminated Drum Low Table
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A delightful, expressive and unique illuminated glass-topped low table crafted from a vintage bass drum that retains its original rich blue and red paint. An antique nautical technic...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

  • Illuminated Drum Low Table
  • Illuminated Drum Low Table
  • Illuminated Drum Low Table
  • Illuminated Drum Low Table
H 28.5 in. W 29 in. D 16.5 in.
Vintage Folk Art Glass Top Bass Drum Coffee, Accent or Cocktail Table
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This novel Folk Art glass topped drum coffee or cocktail table has no maker's tag on it, but it is presumed to have been made in the United States in circa 1940s. This vintage bass d...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Glass

Coffee Table from Bass Drum
By Martin Pribyla
Located in Praha, CZ
The body of this coffee table is formed by an approximately 100 year old drum. The pedal-drums include original leather membranes, back-lit in order to admire their leather texture a...
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2010s Czech Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass, Steel

  • Coffee Table from Bass Drum
  • Coffee Table from Bass Drum
  • Coffee Table from Bass Drum
  • Coffee Table from Bass Drum
H 22.05 in. W 31.89 in. D 31.89 in.
Coffee Table from Bass Drum
By Martin Pribyla
Located in Praha, CZ
The body of this coffee table is formed by an approximately 100 year old drum. The pedal-drums include original leather membranes, back-lit in order to admire their leather texture a...
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2010s Czech Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stone, Brass, Steel

  • Coffee Table from Bass Drum
  • Coffee Table from Bass Drum
  • Coffee Table from Bass Drum
  • Coffee Table from Bass Drum
H 22.05 in. W 31.89 in. D 31.89 in.
Vintage Mahogany Drum Table Lamp Table, America, 1940
Located in Vancouver, BC
Vintage mahogany drum table lamp table, America 1940, B2315 America 1940 Original finish Circular top with moulded edge Single pull out drawer With original brass handle All ...
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Vintage 1940s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Drum Coffee Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage round coffee or cocktail table with chrome base and frosted glass top / Made in the USA, circa 1970s Measures: Diameter 35 inches, height 18 inches 1 available in stock in Pa...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Drum Coffee Table FINAL CLEARANCE SALE
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage round coffee or cocktail table with chrome base and frosted glass top / Made in the USA, circa 1970s Measures: Diameter 35 inches, height 18 inches 1 available in stock in Pa...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Andrianna Shamaris Drum Shaped Teak Wood Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful patina on this reclaimed teak root coffee table or over sized side table. Hand carved into an impressive drum shape. The outer layer is polished and the inner sides we have...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Drum Style Teak Wood Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful patina on this reclaimed teak root coffee table or over sized side table. Hand carved into an impressive drum shape. The outer layer is polished and the inner sides we have...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Charred Suar Wood Drum Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Hand carved from a single suar wood root, a beautiful drum shaped coffee table. The top is 24” diameter and the outer sides expand to 26” diameter. We have a pair. The price reflects...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Vintage Lion Mosaic and Brass Drum Coffee Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The vintage coffee, side or end table is composed of a brass drum base and a round mosaic tile top. The standing lion is encircled by a classical rope pattern. The tile colors are ch...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Classical Roman Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

Stainless Steel Drum Coffee Tables by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Stainless steel drum coffee tables by Milo Baughman, circa 1980s. Seamless polished stainless steel. Both tables are the largest size this model was offered in. Priced individually.
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Andrianna Shamaris St. Barts Teak Wood Drum Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed bleached teak root, hand carved into this stunning drum shape whilst respecting the natural organic wood. The St. Barts collection features an exciting new line of orga...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Charred Drum Shape Teak Wood Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Impressive reclaimed teak wood coffee table hand carved from a massive single teak root. It’s rare to find a piece this large with the top section totally flat, smooth and usable. T...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Asian Open Drum Coffee Table, Lacquered and Parcel-Gilt
Located in Chicago, IL
Caved and dark chocolate lacquered wood, open drum form, coffee table. Hand painted gilt and lacquered floral details. Ribbon mahogany rimmed top with gilt Greek key border and inset...
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Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Impressive Drum-Shaped Fluted Coffee Table by Steve Chase
By Steve Chase
Located in New York, NY
Impressive drum shaped coffee table by Steve Chase. The drum is fluted and has a dark bronze-gray finish. The glass top has a beveled edge.
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Late 20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Drum Table, Cream Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Handmade, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Drum table Cream lacquer handmade Hand repousse Metal base Limited edition Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. These pieces are ma...
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2010s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Drum Table, Black Lacquer by Robert Kuo, Handmade, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Drum table Black lacquer handmade Hand repousse Metal base Limited Edition Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. These pieces are ...
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2010s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Drum Table in White Bronze by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Drum Table White Bronze Hand Repousse Limited Edition Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto sheetmetal. The technique originated around 800 B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Vintage Mould, English, Mahogany, Maritime, Shipping, Drum, Coffee, Lamp, Table
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage decorative mould. An English, mahogany maritime shipping drum, ideal base for a coffee or lamp table and dating to 20th century. Appealing example of industrial ...
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20th Century English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mahogany

Stunning Dunbar Edward Wormley Burled Olivewood Octagon Drum Coffee Table
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning Dunbar Edward Wormley burled olivewood octagonal columnar table base supporting a thick round glass top. This table measures: 42 in diameter x 17 in height, glass .75 inch ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Burl

Round Drum Table in Polished Stamped Brass with Fabric Inlay Glass
By Carta Bianca
Located in Firenze, IT
Round ‘Drum’ table 45 cm diameter x 50 cm height. Polished stamped brass with fabric inlay glass. Created by Carta Bianca Handmade in Italy.
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2010s Italian Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Thai Red Lacquered Rattan Drum Coffee Table with Spindle Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Thai contemporary rattan drum coffee table with red lacquer, inspired by an antique tribal tray. This Thai coffee table features a drum shape, presenting a circular tray top sittin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan

Round Aluminum Chrome and Mirror Drum Canister Coffee Table by GJ Neville
By Mastercraft, Gary John Neville
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful spun aluminum, chrome and mirror drum canister coffee table by architect Gary John Neville. Top is removable to provide a great storage space for blankets, pillows, etc. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Contemporary Thai Off-White Rattan Drum Design Coffee Table with Spindle Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A contemporary Thai off-white painted rattan coffee table with drum design. We have more tables available with slight variations. This Thai coffee table features a drum shape, presen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan

Vintage Round Rattan Drum Shape Coffee or End Table with Laminate Top
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome round rattan drum shape coffee table or end table with laminate top. It is in wonderful vintage condition with no outstanding flaws only normal wear for age. Laminate top ma...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Laminate

1920s Ludwig Drum Table with Glass Top, the Young's "Gen" and Ralph
Located in Wallkill, NY
Great drum table with glass top 1920s Ludwig wood drum from the band "The Young's Gen and Ralph" The drum is 17.25 in diameter x 15 in high, the glass is 30 in diameter. This would m...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Maple

Drum Table with Toad Skin Design, Copper and Black Lacquer by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Drum table with toad skin design Antique copper Black copper Hand repousse Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repousse is the traditional art o...
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2010s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Copper

Paul Mayen for Habitat Mid Century Brass and Glass Drum Barrel Coffee Table
By Habitat International, Paul Mayen
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul Mayen for Habitat Mid Century brass and glass drum Barrel coffee table Measures: 36 wide x 36 deep x 14.25 high.  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Peter Sandback Modernist Set of Seven Maple Drum Tables with Walnut Burl Tops
By Peter Sandback
Located in Milford, NH
A fine custom modernist set of seven drum tables, handcrafted by Peter Sandback. Sandback has gained a national reputation for his intricate pattern work of inlaid nails set into Min...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Maple, Burl

19th-Early 20th Century Metal Rain Drum
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th-early 20th century metal rain drum.
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Early 20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

PAIR Laotian Style Bronze Rain Drums with Geometric and Foliage Motifs -
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of Laotian style bronze rain drum side tables, with geometric relief motifs, central sun and foliage. Charming us with its intricate motifs, this bronze drum table (named for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze

Pair of Silver Brushed Steel Yin & Yang Drum Side / End / Cocktail / Stools
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a late 20th century modern pair of "yin and yang square silver brush steel drum square top side/ end / cocktail or occasional tables. The pair can also be used as stools. ...
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1990s American Post-Modern End Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Gold Leafed Drum Cocktail Table by Theodore Muller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Round drum shaped coffee table, with beautifully decorated gold-leaf top with a clear lacquer finish. Ebonized fret-work base designed by Theodore Muller for Kittinger Furniture.
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Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Gold Leaf

Round Architectural Black, Silver and Glass Drum Cocktail Table
Located in North Miami, FL
The protruding nickel silver elements that surround the lacquered wood base give this table architectural elements. The beveled glass top is special as the center portion of the tabl...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Glass

English Parade Drum Coffee/Cocktail Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
An early 20th century large parade drum made by the English company George Potter & Co. Still retains its original makers label. Now converted to a table, feet have been added at the...
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Early 20th Century English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Solid Brass Drum Cocktail/Coffee Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A Vintage solid brass drum cocktail/coffee table. Shaped like a drum with cross-hatch weave forming the bottom base.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass & Glass Cylindrical Drum Cocktail Table by Noel Jeffrey
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This stunning cocktail table was designed by Noel Jeffrey and custom fabricated, by hand, in the United States, circa 1980. With its austere form and bold palette of lustrous brass, ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Drum Table
Located in Hudson, NY
Coffee or side table in drum form with frosted glass top. Danish mid-century modern
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20th Century Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Drum Table
  • Drum Table
  • Drum Table
  • Drum Table
H 22 in. Dm 26 in.
Drum Table
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Emblazoned with the words "Saltney Village Band" this drum was used in Saltney, Wales — a small town near Flintshire — as part of a local marching band at the turn of the century. It...
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20th Century Welsh Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Drum Table
H 20 in. Dm 34 in.
Antique Band Drum Table
Located in East Hampton, NY
Very Unique! Never miss a beat! Antique French Drum w/ glass table. glass dimensions: 38" x 35" This item is currently in our MIAMI facility. Please call or email us directly f...
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Early 20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Antique Band Drum Table
  • Antique Band Drum Table
  • Antique Band Drum Table
  • Antique Band Drum Table
H 15.25 in. Dm 28.25 in.
Whimsical Drum Coffee Table.
Located in Miami, FL
Whimsical drum coffee table wrapped with travertine mosaic, inlaid brass accents. Rotating top and pull out shelf.
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Whimsical  Drum Coffee Table.
  • Whimsical  Drum Coffee Table.
  • Whimsical  Drum Coffee Table.
  • Whimsical  Drum Coffee Table.
H 17.5 in. Dm 29.5 in.
Two Brass Drum Tables
Located in London, GB
Drums composed of burnished brass surrounding mirrored discs, the tops with circular bevelled mirrors
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21st Century and Contemporary French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Two Brass Drum Tables
  • Two Brass Drum Tables
  • Two Brass Drum Tables
  • Two Brass Drum Tables
H 20.5 in. Dm 19.5 in.
Brass Drum Coffee Table
Located in North Miami, FL
Beautiful drum shaped coffee table . The frame is solid brass. The glass has couple chips that are shown in a picture. Sold as is.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Brass Drum Coffee Table
  • Brass Drum Coffee Table
  • Brass Drum Coffee Table
  • Brass Drum Coffee Table
H 19 in. Dm 35 in.
Zebra Hide Drum Table
Located in Chicago, IL
An African zebra hide covered drum table, with twisted hide down the sides and hide covered feet, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s African Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Zebra Hide

  • Zebra Hide Drum Table
  • Zebra Hide Drum Table
  • Zebra Hide Drum Table
  • Zebra Hide Drum Table
H 20 in. Dm 34 in.
Distressed Drum Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rustic style round table with salvage style wood in varying levels of distress. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer)
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20th Century Rustic Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Distressed Drum Coffee Table
  • Distressed Drum Coffee Table
  • Distressed Drum Coffee Table
  • Distressed Drum Coffee Table
H 18 in. Dm 41.5 in.
Asian Silver Plated Drum Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An nice silver plated Asian drum that has been made into a table by adding a 36 inch diameter piece of glass. The top is quite a bit dented and out of round. The base and top have si...
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Early 20th Century Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Asian Silver Plated Drum Table
  • Asian Silver Plated Drum Table
  • Asian Silver Plated Drum Table
  • Asian Silver Plated Drum Table
H 22.25 in. Dm 36 in.
A Continental Gilt Metal Drum Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
having a removable tray top with gilt metal gallery above a round two door cabinet resting on tapering legs
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21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

West African Cameroon Drum Table
Located in Wilton, CT
Well proportioned single trunk carved table from West Africa. These tables are responsibly harvested from felled shade trees on coffee plantations. Traditional Tribal pattern. Suitab...
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20th Century Central African Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Vintage Large Drum Coffee Table
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer: Unknown. Manufacturer: Unknown. Period/Style: Country: United States. Date: 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

  • Vintage Large Drum Coffee Table
  • Vintage Large Drum Coffee Table
  • Vintage Large Drum Coffee Table
  • Vintage Large Drum Coffee Table
H 16.5 in. Dm 29.25 in.
Indian Industrial Drum Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Metal Drum Originally Used for Storage of Grain<br /> Ideal for Coffee Table<br /> Great Natural Patina
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Antique 19th Century Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

mirror top vintage drum table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Drum with custom iron base, mirror on top
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20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

  • mirror top vintage drum table
  • mirror top vintage drum table
  • mirror top vintage drum table
  • mirror top vintage drum table
H 25.5 in. Dm 28.25 in.
West African Cameroon Drum Table
Located in Wilton, CT
Well proportioned single trunk carved table from West Africa. These tables are responsibly harvested from felled shade trees on coffee plantations. Traditional Tribal pattern. Suitab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cameroonian Tribal Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

  • West African Cameroon Drum Table
  • West African Cameroon Drum Table
  • West African Cameroon Drum Table
  • West African Cameroon Drum Table
H 17 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Antique Painted Wood Drum Coffee Table
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
An ivory colour painted wood and parchment drum converted to a coffee table. Great colours. Distressed but part of the charm.  
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Early 20th Century English Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

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Drum Cocktail Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the drum cocktail table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A drum cocktail table — often made from wood, metal and glass — can elevate any home. Find 16 options for an antique or vintage drum cocktail table now, or shop our selection of 12 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect drum cocktail table — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each drum cocktail table bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made drum cocktail table over the years, but those crafted by Andrianna Shamaris, Robert Kuo and Carta Bianca are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Drum Cocktail Table?

Prices for a drum cocktail table start at $325 and top out at $9,000 with the average selling for $3,800.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, coffee and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. Early coffee tables surfaced in Victorian-era England, likely influenced by the use of tea tables in Japanese tea gardens. In the United States, furniture makers worked to introduce low, long tables into their offerings as the popularity of coffee and “coffee breaks” took hold during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

It didn’t take long for coffee and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. Originally, these tables were as simple as they are practical — as high as your sofa and made primarily of wood. In recent years, however, metal, glass and plastics have become popular in coffee and cocktail tables, and design hasn’t been restricted to the conventional low profile, either.

Visionary craftspeople such as Paul Evans introduced bold, geometric designs that challenge the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. The elongated rectangles and wide boxy forms of Evans’s desirable Cityscape coffee table, for example, will meet your needs but undoubtedly prove imposing in your living space.

If you’re shopping for an older coffee table to bring into your home — be it an antique Georgian-style coffee table made of mahogany or walnut with decorative inlays or a classic square mid-century modern piece comprised of rosewood designed by the likes of Ettore Sottsass — there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Both the table itself and what you put on it should align with the overall design of the room, not just by what you think looks fashionable in isolation. According to interior designer Tamara Eaton, the material of your vintage coffee table is something you need to consider. “With a glass coffee table, you also have to think about the surface underneath, like the rug or floor,” she says. “With wood and stone tables, you think about what’s on top.”

Find the perfect centerpiece for any room, no matter what your personal style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee and cocktail tables today.