An 1870s Singer
Today I was out cataloguing Sewing Machines again (Googs - didn't get a chance to get back to you - Fridays until further notice - although I realise some people are going globe-trotting).
This one was my pleasant surprise.
This is possibly an 1870s treadle - I didn't realise they made them that early as treadles. It is beautifully inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and I am itching to give it a very gentle clean.
It has an ingenious folding box cover, and beautiful ironwork for the base.
It was just so unexpected - when I saw it across a locked room, I thought it was good - I just didn't expect it to be this good!