This coverlet was found in Iowa.
I don't know much about it, other than I love the design and color. It is in mint condition.
Someday I will learn more about them. It's not wool, might be linen.
Just thought you might enjoy looking at it as much as I do.
Update: UK readers looking for a Martha cabinet - contact me I know of a great one available...
Cowan Martha Washington Sewing Tables
This is my Martha Washington Sewing cabinet. They were made in many similar designs. Mine has the original finish and very detailed legs.
Some have straight legs, glass knobs or various drawer sizes.
The top has 2 side lift lids with deep compartments.
The top drawer holds my applique threads.
The second drawer holds hand quilting threads.
And the bottom drawer is misc.
I shipped her home from Texas. I had seen it in the shop a few times but it didn't make sense to ship it 1,000 miles...until the third time my DD pointed to the sign that said 50% off everything in the booth...Thank you UPS Pack N Ship.
This is the original furniture tag in the second drawer. It is rare to find the tag in place.
It was all the rage a few years back to paint and re purpose these beauties so to find them complete and original is getting harder.
This one is walnut and I found it in Royal Front VA.
Much darker walnut - no tag and no drawer inserts, but still a great little table.
Each of the drawers is the same size.
A little different leg style than mine, but very furniture like.
I'm guessing the deep side 'pockets' are ideal for knitting needles. Called project pockets I guess a fair amount of mending would also fit.
This one is in the same shop and has the spool rods in place.
Beautiful grain on the drawer front.
The kind of sewing stand I dream about....
|Globustich often have hidden compartments|
Milwaukee Art Museum - Globustisch
What a contrast - this museum beauty is special. I discovered the display when the Winterthur quilts were on exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2010.
It was common to store sewing, writing, and game pieces in the same storage container.
Globustisch were made in various styles.
You can see more HERE, and HERE.
Each is a custom work of art and the more you look at it the more you will notice.
The box sitting on the floor almost goes unnoticed.
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Museum Tag - enlarge to read details:
No mention of game pieces or hidden compartments...a connection to how some game pieces became thread winders?
If you have a Martha Washington sewing cabinet I'd love to hear about her. I'm just guessing no one has a Globustusch, but if you do - please send a picture.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great weekend.