Foot Warmer

Description
Rectangular, slat-top, wood-frame foot warmer or stove with opposed double-baluster supports that holds a perforated tin box with hinged door. Box top has three perforated bands; box sides feature three, large punchwork concentric circles and five, small punchwork hearts, those on the door positioned sideways. Wire bail handle hooked through loops on frame top; wire loop door pull. Pinned or doweled through-tenon joints. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
ca 1750 - 1800
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 9 in x 7 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 22.86 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States
United States: New England
ID Number
DL*341200
catalog number
341200
accession number
103386
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of R. A. Allen, U.S. Nat. Museum
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