Foot Warmer

Rectangular, slat-top, wood-frame foot warmer or stove with beaded edges and straight, rectangular supports that holds a perforated tin box with wire-rimmed, hinged door. Box top has three perforated bands; box sides feature four concentric circles in two punchwork diameters with a large circle at center and four, small, punchwork diamonds at sides. Wire bail handle hooked through loops on frame top; wire loop pull on box. Doweled through-tenon joints. No marks.
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)
overall: 6 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in x 8 in; 17.145 cm x 24.13 cm x 20.32 cm
place made
United States: New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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