Foot warmer

Object Number: 
1938.236
Date: 
1850-1918
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 8 in. ( 9.5 x 22.2 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
written: "foot warmer/from/St. John's Church - 1918/Varick St/N. Y. City/Rec. from wreckers/ - "
Description: 
Sheet iron foot warmer with sliding drawer that functions as an oil reservoir and wick holder; rectangular, box-shaped foot warmer decorated with pattern of pierced holes and marbleized painting.
Gallery Label: 
This foot warmer was given to the donor by wreckers who demolished St. John's Church on Varick Street in 1918. The warmer may have originally had a fabric cover.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Philip Corell
Provenance: 
LC-17; far view
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group