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.