Continuing through the eBay wilderness, we find these unusual-looking pieces of sewing furniture. Check out this roll-top:
If you look closely, you'll see something very interesting—the roll-top is not split into two separate pieces, as the "open" photo might lead you to believe.
See where the handle is on the right side of the "closed" photo? That indicates the roll-top is just one large piece, which rolls all the way around the bottom to get to the fully opened position. Pretty cool.
I also like the removable drawers, with slightly arched edges to accommodate the curve of the overall form.
This second piece, like the first, has a vaguely Scandinavian look to it.
This one's no roll-top and features more conventional doors with a piano hinge.
There's no side-view photo, but I'm guessing the doors open to a level position, giving them light table functionality.
One side features a removeable caddy, and underneath it we see there's additional storage cubbies.
Though marketed as a sewing cabinet, this next piece resembles a rolling bar:
The two compartments on the top slide to the side, revealing a felt-lined storage compartment beneath.
Proportions are difficult to tell from the photos, but if the storage compartment is booze-bottle height and the sliding compartments are highball-glass height, I'd say this cabinet is for a bender, not a mender.
Still, I can see why it might have been mistaken and used for a sewing cabinet, as the open position does bear some resemblance (if requiring a different mechanical operation) than the traditional sewing baskets we looked at earlier.
And the compartments do seem well-sized to hold sewing notions or fabric scraps.
See the rest of the series here:
» Singer No. 71 Cabinet: Mid-Century Modern Transforming Furniture Pieces
» Sewing Baskets for Broad Shallow Storage
» Sewing Furniture Part 3, Storage with Drawers