Eighteenth-century British furniture designer Thomas Sheraton is often credited with popularizing the concept of nesting tables with his “quartetto pieces,” a set of four tables in graduated sizes that could be stacked or used individually. Highly versatile, the pieces could be moved around a room as needed.
Today, nesting tables are equally as admired, available in groups of two or three and quite convenient for entertaining. The ultimate space-saver furnishing, they’re easy to pull out when needed and provide a spot for guests to set food and drinks. When you’re done, they slide back together, minimizing the footprint of multiple tables.
If you think nesting tables would make a great addition to your living or family room, take a look at these five sets, which range from contemporary to traditional to rustic.
The curved lines of the Palos Heights Chairside Tables create an elegant look for this set of two nesting tables. The weathered oak finish top and lower shelf combines with the silver metal frame, creating a transitional style that would be a welcome addition to any décor.
Imagine using this three-piece Nesting Table Set to hold drinks at your next book club meeting! You’ll create the ultimate reading corner with tables that were designed to look like the classics Moby Dick, War and Peace and Henry VII. In wood and faux leather finish, this set would be perfect in a library, study or family room, and would be an instant conversation piece.
The Baroque Nesting Chairside Tables feature a mosaic tile inlay on top that adds another layer of texture to your room. This set of three tables is crafted of rich solid Asian hardwoods in a warm brown finish. Put a set in your living or family room and never worry again where your family and friends will rest their snacks.
Nesting tables aren’t just for end tables. The Patinoire Round Nesting Cocktail Table features a second round table on casters that rolls out when needed. Tuck the pair together when space is needed, and roll apart to provide more room for drinks and food. You can also keep the tables separate to create a unique cocktail table shape.
The Putnam Nesting Tables from Thread & Feather are made from mahogany solids with a rich molasses finish. The glossy two-piece set has an Art Deco vibe, with a tray-look top. Separate the pair when you need more table space and slide them together when the party’s over.