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Bed Warmer

1977.340 (RS116579)

Description

Pan-shpaed body with straight sides tapering outward from circular bottom; Slightly domed circular lid with wide brim, hinged with copper rivets; pierced and engraved design of concentric rings, cross-stamped circles and feather-like scrolled decorations; wooden handle with vasi, ring and ball turnings; decorated with dabs of brown paint.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1800
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
copper (metal)
engraving (printing process)
piercing
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Copper
copper (metal)
engraving (printing process)
pans (containers)
Pierced
piercing
Stipple Engraved
Turned
turning (shaping process)
WARMER, BED
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
42.75 (H), 11.125 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.340
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4025

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