Foot Warmer

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
late 18th century
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in x 8 in; 17.145 cm x 24.13 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
DL*59.2321
catalog number
59.2321
accession number
24399
Credit Line
Bequest of Mrs. J. M. Hartwell
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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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