Foot Warmer


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 cylindrical, riveted brazier or pan with folded edge for holding heat source; riveted tab handle. Box top with three bands of perforations; box sides feature a heart in a circle and five diamonds. Wire bail handle hooked through loops on frame top; wire loop pull on box. Doweled through-tenon joints. No marks.

Used by Dr. Nathaniel Howard (1783-1852).

Date Made: 1825-1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Probably Made: United States: Massachusetts, LowellPlace Used: United States: Massachusetts, Lowell

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Pope Meigs, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.67.0582Catalog Number: 67.0582Accession Number: 248268

Object Name: warmer, foot

Physical Description: wood (frame material)iron (box; pan material)tin (box material)iron wire (handles material)Measurements: overall: 6 in x 8 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 15.24 cm x 22.5425 cm x 19.3675 cm


Record Id: nmah_1452857

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