Foot warmer

Foot warmer
Title
Foot warmer
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1769
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group