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.