Foot Warmer

Square, wood-frame foot warmer or stove with swelled, turned column supports that holds a perforated tin box with hinged door. Box contains a square, single-piece, cut and folded brazier or pan for holding heat source; tab handle riveted to front rim. Box top has three bands of perforations; sides feature two large punchwork concentric circles and five small punchwork concentric diamonds. Bent wire bail handle hooked through loops on top of frame; wire loop pull tied to hinged door with string. Doweled bridle joints. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
ca 1800-1850
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box; pan material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
overall: 8 in x 8 1/2 in x 8 in; 20.32 cm x 21.59 cm x 20.32 cm
place made
United States
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
Credit Line
Anton Heitmuller
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