Antique nests of tables or also known as nesting tables are not only very versatile but also very pretty pieces of furniture to look at. Antique nest of tables were first illustrated by Sheraton in his Cabinet Directory of 1803 described as ‘Quartetto tables’ stated they are useful for needlework. The furniture designer George Smith in 1808 described them as ‘the ideal tables for serving refreshments’. Antique nest of tables were made throughout the 19th Century Victorian and Edwardian periods in three main timbers, Mahogany, Walnut and on rare occasions figured Rosewood. They were made by renowned makers such as Maple & Co and Waring & Gillows of Lancaster with either three or four tables that nest together beautifully when not in use. Each Table would be beautifully figured, sometimes inlaid with satinwood cross banding and boxwood string inlay. They will stand on elegant turned upright supports and splayed feet, the best examples having cross stretchers for added stability. There uses can be for small drinks tables when guests are in your home to a side or lamp table. Here at Driscolls Antiques we get some really lovely examples for sale and if you visit our antique tables page you can see our full selection along with lots of other quality tables. We have also listed a small selection below in different designs and woods.
Nest Of Tables for sale
Below is some lovely examples we have previously sold via our website and if you are looking for any similar to the examples below and we do not have any available please email us to join our wanted list, we can then locate some for you with no obligation to buy.
Quality Waring & Gillows Nest of Mahogany Antique Tables dating from around 1930. The set not only retains the original makers stamp but also a presentation badge on behalf of the Duke of Lancaster Masonic Lodge No. 1353 to an individual for services rendered.
Superb quality antique set of four nesting tables of relatively tall proportions and made from Mahogany. They all have elegantly turned legs with splayed feet and a cross stretcher for added stability, they have also been stamped ‘G.L.’. This beautiful antique nesting tables are a superb example of quality Edwardian furniture, the set of four being even more versatile than the usual set of three.
Nest of Three Painted Antique Satinwood Tables dating from around 1900 in the Edwardian period tand still retain the furnishers label of “Allen & Appleyard” from Liverpool. All the tables have shaped moulded tops with decorative painted floral designs and stand on turned tapered supports. They rest on splayed legs which also display a delicately painted floral design.
Inlaid Antique Nesting Tables with oval satinwood cross banding and feature a boxwood and ebony string inlayalong with quarter veneered decorative central panel. These splendid tables stand on splayed legs and have a cross stretcher to provide extra stability.
An Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Quartetto of Antique Tables. The graduating design of these small occasional tables allows them to nest neatly away when not in use. This antique quartetto of tables are an unusual find and have the benefit of being a gorgeous medium golden shade of mahogany.
19th Century nest of tables each with striking satinwood cross banded edge and boxwood string inlay.
- David Rogers,
I purchased a wonderful table from Driscoll,s,what a find! It was delivered on time ,wonderfully wrapped,it is a constant delight I would totally recommend this dealer to anyone Thankyou
Dear JamesSorry I’m a bit late in saying thank you very much for the table. It’s really lovely and just the right size. Nobody has noticed it yet mind you so it must blend in well!! It was delivered last Wednesday dead on the dot of 8.30 a.m.Thanking you again.Kind regardsBrenda
Hi James,This is just to say that I received the nest of 3 mahogany tables last Saturday, and am very pleased with them. We put them to use immediately, and my granddaughter very much enjoyed organising them and explaining how they work.Many thanks – hope all is well with you.Heather