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. Contains a square, two-piece, folded and riveted brazier or pan for holding heat source; tab handle riveted to front rim. Box top has three bands of perforations; box sides feature two, large, concentric circles and six small hearts, the two at center interlocked and four in corners at a diagonal. 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
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
ca 1800
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box; pan material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
Measurements
overall: 5 5/8 in x 8 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 14.2875 cm x 22.5425 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: New England
ID Number
DL*59.1573
accession number
223103
catalog number
59.1573
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 Mrs. G. Arthur Cooper
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