Monday, November 17, 2008

Does Anyone Know What This Is?

Can anyone tell me if they know what this may have been for. When I got it I thought it was a little stool but after realizing it opens and has this little bar in there I am sure it was made for something specific. Anyone know?

4 comments:

Kelly said...

I have no idea, but it looks like an antique.

Kim said...

I would guess it is a sewing machine bench. It probably fit under a cabinet sewing machine and the lift top would be used for storing sewing notions and supplies. How convenient to have all your sewing supplies, if not right under your nose, at least right under your bum! ;) Neat find!

Kimara
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Liz McCoy said...

My sister had one like that we thought it was for knitting.

Melissa Goodsell said...

Hi Christie,
Thankyou for your comment. I think you can find them in most Steiner type shops, so you may even be able to track one down on the internet. I think the brand is Finkbeiner - it's hard to tell because the packaging is in another language. Or quite possibly it could be:
Baumscheibenbild
or even:
Feines Kunsthandwork

I hope that helps a little, it's a really gorgeous nativity and even came in a smaller size that was about 5cm high.

Cheers
Melx