Antique "New England" cast iron sewing machine, 1860's. It is a small machine, about 10" x 4" and 8" high. "New England" style machines were perhaps the most desirable sewing machines of the era, as they were portable and of reasonable cost. They were made by several companies; I believe this was made by Raymond, but I find no marks or patent numbers.
There is a hand painted rose on the table and a rosebud with leaves on the left front. The handle turns freely, moving the needle up and down, and it looks like there are no missing teeth in the gears.
The sewing machine does have some paint loss. It was dusty, and I wiped it gently - no flaking paint. There is damage to the walnut handle, seen in the last photo.
This is a fine and beautiful machine. It is an "attic find" and I will try to find out more about its background.
Shipping is at cost. It will come well packed via priority or by ground. It is heavy and I am happy to work with you to find the best shipping options for your area.
Heirloom and Vintage Jewelry, Antiques and Fine Collectibles
Weddings, Graduation - All Those Special Times - Antiques and Collectibles Make Unique and Memorable Gifts