Foot Warmer

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. Box top has three perforated bands; box sides feature two, large punchwork concentric circles and five, small punchwork diamonds. Wire bail handle hooked through loops on frame top; wire loop pull on box. Doweled through-tenon joints. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
late 18th century
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 8 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 22.5425 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Ramsey
place used
United States: New Jersey, Ramsey
ID Number
DL*393507
catalog number
393507
accession number
209940
subject
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 Mrs. Alice E. Till
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