Foot Warmer

Rectangular, slat-top, wood-frame foot warmer or stove with opposed double-baluster supports that holds a perforated tin box with wire-rimmed, hinged door. Contains a cylindrical, riveted brazier or pan with folded edge for holding heat source; riveted tab handle. Box top with three bands of perforations; box sides feature a heart in a circle and five diamonds. Wire bail handle hooked through loops on frame top; wire loop pull on box. Doweled through-tenon joints. No marks.
Used by Dr. Nathaniel Howard (1783-1852).
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box; pan material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
overall: 6 in x 8 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 15.24 cm x 22.5425 cm x 19.3675 cm
place probably made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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