Parlor stove

Object Number: 
ca. 1852
Iron, ceramic
Overall: 25 1/2 x 14 x 14 in. ( 64.8 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm )
in relief: on top: "DESIGN PATENTED. 1851/ ABBOTT & LAWRENCE. PHILADa" in relief: on front panel: "IMPROVED"; "JENNY/ LIND/ 1852"; "2"
Cast-iron parlor stove; octagonal columnar form on tiered, square skirt with rounded edges; four removable cabriole legs fit into slots below skirt; urn-shaped water heater with domed lid and octagonal base fits into top of stove; molded, overhanging rim around top of stove; circular opening for chimney on one side and small door opposite; cartouches with relief busts of Jenny Lind on side panels above cartouches with relief baskets of flowers on side panels; rectangular drawer for ashes fits into front of base; interior lined with fire bricks.
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group