Antique Sewing Machine Cabinet
The Durable and Stylish Antique Sewing Machine Cabinet
The antique sewing machine cabinet might be a thing of the past but they are still appreciated by numerous people. They are pretty, stylish and durable even after all these years.
For lots of people, the sewing machine brings back various memories. It may be of their granny’s beautiful hand operated antique sewing machine or of their mom’s passion for sewing own clothes for their families by using a second hand, flea market bought foot propelled antique sewing machine. The antique machine was probably a Singer Featherweight, White Family Rotary, Gold Medal Home Shuttle or other antique sewing machine brand that has been around for generations. It may have etchings with gold or silver writing, fancy logos and that unmistakable elegance about it that still commands top dollar from myriad of antique sewing machine collectors from all over the world.
Most antique sewing machines have cases but the most sought after ones are those who still have their original cabinet intact and in perfect condition. These antique sewing machine cabinets last a lifetime because they are made with hardwood and iron combined. These cabinets are so droll worthy that they are now considered a furniture and not as an equipment. Most collectors of several antique sewing machine cabinets display them in their living room or bedroom and sometimes use it as a table too.
If you are an antique collector who have been lusting over antique sewing machine cabinets and willing to spend a fortune on these beauties, try scouting classified ads first. The classified ads section in your local newspaper might be full of junk but sometimes ads for antique sewing machine come up. You can also check online classified ads like those on Craiglist. Remember that another man’s trash could be your treasure.
Several online auction sites such as eBay also features several antiques. Who knows you might be lucky enough to purchase a few sought after antique sewing machine cabinets at half the price. Do make sure that you are negotiating with a seller with high reputation and great feedbacks. You don’t want to be scammed in your dealings especially after you have paid for the furniture.
Before purchasing your own antique sewing machine cabinets, check the finish of the wood and its trimmings. Some units may have chipped or faded varnish may devalue it a bit or can add a bit more charm. Always check the inside of the cabinet as well to make sure that it does contain its original antique sewing machine and that if it is in working order.