FINE George III ROSEWOOD & Mahogany Quartetto Nest of Tables

England, c1810, In the Manner of George Smith (1808)




Of rich color and delicate form, the nest of four graduated crossbanded rectangular tables on slender legs with

bamboo collared embellishments, the tops with ebonized rims and inlaid with satinwood,

 the legs raised on carved overscroll bases ending in turned toupie feet,

this particular form with toupee feet shown in George Smith’s 1808 catalog Household Furniture


Condition : Excellent, with minor expected wear appropriate for age and usage;

a very good set of the Georgian period


Note :

Quartetto tables were introduced by Thomas Sheraton in Cabinet Makers’ Dictionary of Design, 1805,

suggested for sewing usage.  

However George Smith, in Household Furniture (1808) saw them as refreshment tables.

Ref :

Illustration of a set of the same design (with minor variances) from Smith’s Household Furniture :

MacQuoid & Edwards, Dictionary of English Furniture, Tables, Fig, 22


28.5" High x 19.25" Wide x 11.75" Deep (Nested)


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Illustration of a set of the same ’s Household Furniture :

MacQuoid & Edwards, Dictionary of English Furniture, Tables, Fig, 22.

Note the turnof the overscroll base, and unusual toupie foot









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Fine George III Rosewood & Mahogany Quartetto Nest of Tables, manner of George Smith, England c1810