Bedwarmer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1785

GUSN

GUSN-310846

Description

Pierced brass bedwarmer with etched flower design, flat metal handle. Used at Highfields, Byfield, MA.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bed warmers
brass (alloy)
Warmer, Bed
Warmer, Bed

Inscription

"Warming pan used at 'Highfields,' Byfield, MA. Probably belonged to Abraham & Ann Longfellow Adams married at Highfields 1783" (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

1299.140

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessories; Other Household Accessories

Dimensions

41 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.140

Places

Byfield (Essex county, Massachusetts)
United States