Sunday, 10 June 2007

Antique Sewing Table

This antique sewing table at Old Gippstown has been begging me to take a look for a while - so I finally did.


The large picture is HERE. You just might be able to see the patterns on the top.

I knew it had the four drawers that pivot out - two of them are shown here open. When they are closed, it looks like a normal table. The drawers are lined in a quilted silk, which sadly is shredding.

However the most interesting thing was finding that the top of the table spins around - it is an early Lazy Susan. (I hope that term is international. And that any Susans reading this don't think I am having a go at them).

Imagine being able to sit in the parlour with your embroidery, and maybe a nice selection of beads. You want something at the other side of the table, you don't have to get up or reach - you just spin the table around.

So it makes me think I want a modern one - except I don't sew at the table. But it is an idea.

There is another photograph of the table HERE.


Blogger Ribbonwiz said...

Hi Linda,
Love the table..this would be lovely to have by your side as you stitch...I would love one too!

10:02 am  
Blogger jane said...

Oh my goodness, my grandmother had a table like that. I guess she didn't know or just never said that it was a sewing table. She had pictures in the drawers. I wonder where it is.

10:13 am  

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