Foot Warmer

Rectangular, slat-top, wooden frame foot warmer or stove with opposed double-baluster supports that holds a perforated tin box with wire-rimmed, hinged door; a square brazier or pan for holding heat source, made of a single cut and folded piece with bent front rim for handling, is inside. Box top has three bands of punched circles, while sides feature one large hole at center enclosed by a heart in a circle. Drawn-wire bail handle hooked through loops on frame top; brass wire pull on box. Doweled through-tenon joints. No marks.
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Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
1820 - 1850
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box; pan material)
tin (box; pan material)
iron wire (bail handle material)
brass wire (door handle material)
overall: 5 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 9 in; 14.9225 cm x 19.3675 cm x 22.86 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Arlington
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
Gift of Mrs. Scott Adams
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