Foot Warmer

Description
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.
Location
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)
Measurements
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
DL*289456
catalog number
289456
accession number
59128
See more items in
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.