Foot warmer

Date:
1830

Punched tin foot warmer in mortised wood frame, turned posts at corners

Location:
20 Aviles Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Identifier:
XF19882.JPG
Institution:
Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

Foot Warmer

Date:
c. 1790-1840

Description: Pierced tin box within a turned and raised wooden frame, turned wooden corner posts, and an interior metal pan for hot charcoals. Prior to the installation of a furnace and central heating in the mid-1850s, fireplaces and stoves were used to heat the house, making Arlington a chilly place in winter. Contrivances such as this, designed to add as much comfort as possible on icy evenings, were widely used in homes throughout the 19th century.

Description (physical):

Metal, wood. H 14.4, W 20, L 22.5 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0022
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial