Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cell snaps

For something a little different today I thought I would go to my cell phone and see what pictures I had there. I found several but the one I'm going to show you I took yesterday.
On my lunch I took a little stroll up the street. I don't know what business used to be in this place but now it's used by someone for storage. They fill the window displays with antiques and assorted other things. Recently they started opening it up 2 days a week for a sale. I guess it's their version of a yard sale. Anyway, they have had a gorgeous antique sewing machine in the window for ages. When I walked by there yesterday I saw that it had been sold so I thought I would get a picture of it before it's gone.
I suppose it is possible that this is just the table and there isn't actually a sewing machine inside but either way I loved it. I tried to find some information on Dome`s but couldn't come up with anything. Truth is I didn't look very hard. I'm curious about how much this sold for.

28 comments:

marie said...

Nice machine! I've never heard of Dome's - but I saw a couple White brand treadle machines in the $200 range at an antique store recently.

Your cell takes nice photos!

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful! I love old things.

Pat said...

Great photo - very artistic!

Jen said...

That is just beautiful (and I agree; your cell does take great photos). I love antiques - I wish I could have kept my great grandmother's sewing treadle (not that I can sew ;o)

Debbie said...

Nice photo, Ann. I'd say the sewing machine is under the dome, I see the belt coming up from the pulley wheel. This is a Singer machine. My Mom had one and I used it often. My sister-in-law has it now, she was going to refurbish it and use it, don't know if she ever did. Wish I still had it now. Thanks for some good memories. What else neat stuff do they have in that store???

Duni said...

I love antique sewing tables and machines!

Catherine said...

Looks like there is some cool stuff in there!
xo Catherine

Remington said...

VERY cool! We love antiques at our house....

Donna said...

My grandmother had one...but I've Never seen one with a cover!
hughugs

Sandra said...

it is beautiful, we had one a lot like it, or my grandmother did, but not the part that sits over the sewing machine. your phone worked great.

Donna said...

Please let me clear up the mystery for you! It is a Domestic brand! The quilt covered up part of the name. If you had looked on the metal stand underneath the drawers, the name would have been spelled out as part of the metalwork design. The machine is located underneath the box. It doesn't slide down into the cabinet like the common old Singer sewing machines.

The Domestic company operated from the 1860s until it was bought out by the White Sewing Machine company in the 1920s. The cases were made of nice walnut wood, and the Victorian influence is evident in the design.

Sadly, old sewing machines don't sell for much these days, but this one might command a few more dollars than the common antique machines. Old Singers rarely sell at auctions over $100. Featherweights command $300-$400 on the retail market. I would guess that the Domestic models fall somewhere in-between.

Tanyia said...

that is gorgeous!

Anne said...

That is so great looking. I love the detail work. If you find anything else about it, definitely share.

Grace said...

That is a marvelous piece of furniture. I don't usually care for antiques or "old" things but this I definitely like.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Beautiful! My grandmother had one, with a sewing machine. I remember playing with it when I was little. How I wish I had taken it after she died. I wonder where it is today?

Grace said...

I think if you get them to move that quilt you will find the case reads "Domestic" as in "The Domestic Sewing Machine Company". Here is a photo of another of their machines with their logo.

silverthoughts2 said...

There's an antique store in town that's only open weekends, for maybe two hours at a time. I finally got a chance to go in there about two weeks ago...it was set up almost like a museum. Very cool. Most everything was out of my price range, or I have no use for-but I did find a book by Betty Smith (author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which is one of my favorites) so I was happy.

SweetMarie said...

that is pretty! I can see why it caught your eye. :) Tomorrow is Friday!

Sandee said...

We have one of these too. I don't know what it's worth either. They are pretty though.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Out on the prairie said...

i bought a bunch of the trundles and made tables out of them for a friends diner.

BeadedTail said...

I bet that's a fun store to look through! I can't figure out how to get my cell phone photos off my phone. :(

Marg said...

Now I believe that is a real antique. I bet it is a a sewing machine. How terrific is that. Wonder what else they have in there. Interesting
Take care.

Dee said...

The sewing machine is beautiful...I have always been drawn to them...I wish I had a place in my home for one. I have never hard of Dome either.

Rose said...

What a neat table! Whether or not there is a sewing machine inside, it's still cool.

Chatty Crone said...

Great photo - so pretty.

A Quiet Corner said...

The Artist I met here has an antique sewing machine...it was her Mother's I believe & it still works!!!..:)JP

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

It's beautiful. My mom sewed our clothes on a Singer treadle sewing machine when I was a kid, probably until I was in junior high when she got a more modern machine. :-)

Sharkbytes said...

It really is decorative as well as functional. I never heard of that brand.

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