Sewing Cabinets & Devices, Threads Photos

Images of antique sewing cabinets, thread displays & sewing devices. Work tables are included because many were for sewing, though also for other functions.

Click thumbnail to enlarge. F11 to view website full screen.
Jean Renoir Sewing painting by Auguste Renoir at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Young Woman Sewing painting by Auguste Renoir at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Young blonde girl sewing painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Clock with woman using embroidery hoop by Jacques-Claude-Martin Rocquet of Paris at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany.
Jean Renoir Sewing painting (1898-9) by Auguste Renoir at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Young Woman Sewing painting (1879) by Auguste Renoir at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Young blonde girl sewing painting (1875) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Clock with woman using embroidery hoop (c1805-10) by Jacques-Claude-Martin Rocquet of Paris at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany.
Betsy Ross sewing Old Glory bicentennial pressed glass plate at Fostoria Glass Museum. Moundsville, WV.Covered sewing box at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Sewing table at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Mrs. Lincoln's sewing basket in Lincoln home. Springfield, IL.
Betsy Ross sewing Old Glory bicentennial pressed glass plate (1977) at Fostoria Glass Museum. Moundsville, WV.Covered sewing box at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Sewing table at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Mrs. Lincoln's sewing basket in Lincoln home. Springfield, IL.
Sewing or work table on casters in sitting room at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.Sewing cabinet at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Sewing table in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Sewing table at Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. Waco, TX.
Sewing or work table on casters in sitting room at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.Sewing cabinet at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Sewing table in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Sewing table at Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. Waco, TX.
"Martha Washington" sewing table at Fort House. Waco, TX.Antique sewing stand in long gallery at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Armchair & sewing cabinet at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Work table , glass pitcher & tumbler, whale tooth, telescope, whale oil lamp, & oil lamp filler with long spout in California period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
"Martha Washington" sewing table (after shape of women's dresses late 1700s) at Fort House. Waco, TX.Antique sewing stand in long gallery at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Armchair & sewing cabinet at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Work table (1830-40), glass pitcher & tumbler, whale tooth, telescope, whale oil lamp, & oil lamp filler with long spout in California period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
Stereopticon at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Game & work table from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Work table from New England or New York owned by Henry David Thoreau's family at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Lady's globe work table which pivots open from Vienna, Austria at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Stereopticon at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Game & work table (c1820-30) from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Work table (c1840) from New England or New York owned by Henry David Thoreau's family at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Lady's globe work table which pivots open (1810-20) from Vienna, Austria at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Chairs, ladies worktable & chest of drawers from Massachusetts in McIntire bedroom at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Sewing kit c1850s brought to Texas by German immigrants at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Sewing basket used by Abigail May Alcott at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Silver gilt sewing box with gemstones by Matthew Crichton of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Chairs, ladies worktable & chest of drawers from Massachusetts in McIntire bedroom at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Sewing kit c1850s brought to Texas by German immigrants at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Sewing basket used by Abigail May Alcott at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Silver gilt sewing box with gemstones (1885) by Matthew Crichton of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sewing devices including bird clamp for holding needles & thread at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Sewing bird at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Sewing pin holder clamped to kitchen table in birthplace house at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Display of sewing items in Columbia Museum at Columbia State Historic Park. Columbia, CA.
Sewing devices including bird clamp for holding needles & thread at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Sewing bird at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.Sewing pin holder clamped to kitchen table in birthplace house at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Display of sewing items in Columbia Museum at Columbia State Historic Park. Columbia, CA.
Antique baskets & sewing objects at Green Gables. Cavendish, PE.Woven cotton tapes & threads once produced at Stanley Mills. Stanley, Scotland.Shaker sewing box at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Thread spool holder with pin cushion in sewing room at Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
Antique baskets & sewing objects at Green Gables. Cavendish, PE.Woven cotton tapes & threads once produced at Stanley Mills. Stanley, Scotland.Shaker sewing box at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Thread spool holder with pin cushion in sewing room at Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
Thread spool rack which belonged to Pardee family at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Sewing stand with carved whale ivory pieces at Whaling Museum. Cold Spring Harbor, NY.Whale ivory bobbin thread holder at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Case for sewing thread by Belding Bros. in Commissary at historic village of Mayborn Museum. Waco, TX.
Thread spool rack which belonged to Pardee family at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Sewing stand with carved whale ivory pieces at Whaling Museum. Cold Spring Harbor, NY.Whale ivory bobbin thread holder at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Case for sewing thread by Belding Bros. in Commissary at historic village of Mayborn Museum. Waco, TX.
Sewing thread dispenser in General Store at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Sewing thread counter in General Store at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Thread & antique shoes in N.K. Whitney Store at Historic Kirtland Village. Kirtland, OH.Crochet cotton color sample advertising sign at Arizona Historical Society Museum Downtown. Tucson, AZ.
Sewing thread dispenser in General Store at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Sewing thread counter in General Store at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Thread & antique shoes in N.K. Whitney Store at Historic Kirtland Village. Kirtland, OH.Crochet cotton color sample advertising sign at Arizona Historical Society Museum Downtown. Tucson, AZ.

See Also:

All photos on this page are originals by & copyrighted by Jim Steinhart.
All rights reserved. Permission required to use.

CMP