Foot Warmer


Rectangular, slat-top, wood-frame foot warmer or stove with opposed double-baluster supports that holds a perforated tin box with hinged door. Box contains a square, single-piece, folded and riveted brazier or pan for holding heat source; tab handle riveted to front rim. Box top has three bands of perforations; sides feature two large punchwork concentric circles and six small punchwork hearts. Wire bail handle hooked through loops on frame top; wire loop pull o nhinged door. Doweled bridle joints. No marks.

Date Made: ca 1780-1820

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Library of Congress

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.301547Catalog Number: 301547Accession Number: 61935

Object Name: warmer, foot

Physical Description: wood (frame material)iron (box; pan material)tin (box material)iron wire (handles material)Measurements: overall: 5 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 9 1/8 in; 14.9225 cm x 19.3675 cm x 23.1775 cm


Record Id: nmah_311374

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