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Foot warmer

Foot warmer
Foot warmer
Foot warmer
Title
Foot warmer
Date 
1800-1850
Medium 
Wood, iron, tin
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 15.9 x 25.1 x 19.7 cm )
Description 
Rectangular box of tinned sheet iron with pierced top and sides with circular and diamond motifs, painted antique gold, with a wooden frame with turned stiles all painted black; hinged metal door, bail handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Louise M. L. Puig
Object Number 
1942.358
Gallery Label 
This footwarmer was used in the donor's family for nearly a century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group