this cleverly designed mid-century set of nesting tables designed by Bertha Schaefer (American 1895-1971) for M. Singer & Sons with rectangular case table fitted on the underside with 4 round drop-leaf slide-in collapsible tables suspended from slots; with label 'M. Singer & Sons, New York Chicago'; In 1924 Schaefer founded Bertha Schaefer Interiors. Her company designed Bauhaus-inspired furniture and interiors for both residences and businesses.
of quite large scale, the square Moorish tables with intricate mosaic inlay overall above a stick-and-ball carved openwork apron over arabesque spandrels; all raised on turned feet; minor surface wear throughout; some repair and fill-in to inlay; excellent overall condition with minor repairs
the round top with inlaid perimeter band depicting hunters and various animals amid a meandering foliate vine; raised on a splayed support over a square plinth with similar inlay; resting on four paw feet; professionally restored with small areas of replaced inlay
originally used as traveling tea tables for the British in India; the octagonal top with central stylized floral medallion surrounded foliate designs; raised on a hinged base with arabesque spandrels; excellent antique condition with overall warm patina; some replaced inlay
of two-toned burl maple and walnut, the round sunburst veneered top above a conforming body with two hinged doors all adorned in a burl diamond veneer; excellent vintage condition with refinished surface
the rectangular quarter-veneered top with banding and molded edge over a burlwood frieze drawer above a scalloped apron; all raised on cabriole supports ending in pad feet; overall wear and patina; brasses replaced
each with round teak top raised on metal supports ending in teak feet; good vintage condition with minor wear and patina; Albert Larsson was a Swedish carpenter and furniture maker from the Mid-century modern period. He established his own business Alberts Tibro in 1938, and after World War II the small production team began specializing in coffee tables and multifunctional height-adjustable tables. Throughout the following decades the company grew to become one of Sweden's most successful manufacturers.