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Foot warmer

Object Number: 
1937.1769
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, tin, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 9 x 7 1/2 in. ( 16.8 x 22.9 x 19 cm )
Description: 
Foot warmer with wood frame and tinned sheet iron interior; turned columns at each corner of frame, interior box decorated with heart on each side composed of punched holes, with variations, and columns of punched holes on top; door with loop handle; wire handle (for carrying) on top.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group