Foot Warmer

Bail-handled, rectangular foot warmer or stove with perforated ogee-molded top, three sides carved with one large and four small pinwheel motifs, and a hinged door with incised heart that opens to the left with wire loop pull and pivot closure at right. Contains a wire-rimmed, cylindrical, riveted brazier or pan for holding the heat source. Peg and nail construction. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
1725 - 1800
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
iron wire (handles material)
overall: 6 7/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 7 3/4 in; 17.4625 cm x 23.8125 cm x 19.685 cm
place made
United States: Northeastern United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Preston R. Bassett
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