Foot Warmer

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Description
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).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1825-1850
place probably made
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box; pan material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 8 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 15.24 cm x 22.5425 cm x 19.3675 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0582
catalog number
67.0582
accession number
248268
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Pope Meigs, Jr.
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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