Foot Warmer

Description
Rectangular, slat-top foot warmer or stove with opposed double-baluster supports that holds a perforated tin box with wire-rimmed, hinged front door containing a small block of soapstone as the heat source. Box top has three perforated bands, while its 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 door pull. Doweled through-tenon joints. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1775-1825
place made
United States: Northeastern United States
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (handles material)
soapstone (slug material)
Measurements
overall: 5 5/8 in x 9 in x 8 in; 14.2875 cm x 22.86 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
DL.251349.0160
catalog number
251349.0160
accession number
251349
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Kenneth E. Jewett
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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