Years ago I saw a antique sewing machine and table like this in a thrift shop window and it was already white (it looked like it was factory painted, not a home amateur job). It was there for months and I finally broke down and went in to buy it only to see another woman loading it into her car. It was only $188 but I had no room for it in my apartment at the time. I'm still looking for it's twin.
This early chain-stitch sewing machine, which dates to the late1860's, was produced by Charles Raymond, Guelph, Canada. It was sold in the U.K. by James Weir as The American Hand Sewing Machine, and has Jas G. Weir, along with their shop address - 2 Carlisle Street London - stamped on the needle-plate.