Foot Warmer

Rectangular, slat-top, wood-frame foot warmer or stove with opposed double-baluster supports that holds a perforated tin box with hinged door. Box contains a square, single-piece, folded and riveted 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 six small punchwork hearts. Wire bail handle hooked through loops on frame top; wire loop pull o nhinged door. Doweled bridle joints. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
ca 1780-1820
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box; pan material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
overall: 5 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 9 1/8 in; 14.9225 cm x 19.3675 cm x 23.1775 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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
Library of Congress
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