I've been looking for one of these for awhile now. No luck at garage sales and eBay prices were a bit too much -- especially after you calculate shipping . So this weekend when we made a trek out to Sandwich, IL for the Sandwich Antiques Market, I had it in the back of my mind to keep a sharp lookout. Lo and behold near the end of the day I found one (maybe Pete spotted it first -- although he didn't quite know what it was before this, so I'm not sure.) The price was *so* right -- and Pete didn't mind hauling it all the way back to the car -- so now it's mine!! I *love* it!
Here's what I know about it -- it is a Stommen Bruk Hamar sewing cabinet made in Norway. Here's the sticker inside the lid:
And here's what it looks like opened:
I don't know that much about these sewing cabinets, but the seller thought it was probably from the 50's. She got it at an estate sale. The web is surprisingly devoid of information about these cabinets. If anyone knows anything about them or the company that made them, I'd love to know more!