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 with three bands of perforations; box sides feature one large hole at center enclosed by a heart in a circle. Wire bail handle hooked through loops on frame top; wire loop pull on box. Doweled through-tenon joints. No marks.
According to the donor this foot stove was made and owned by Benjamin Farmer (1742-1840) of Rutland, Vermont.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1750-1800
place made
United States: Vermont, Rutland
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
Measurements
overall: 5 5/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 21.9075 cm x 19.3675 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1187
catalog number
60.1187
accession number
63164
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. H. F. Olmstead
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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