Bed warmer


Title
Bed warmer
Description
Bed warmer (LOA 30", Diam. 10.5"). Circular copper pan for holding coals or hot ashes, attached to a long handle. A brass lid hinged to the pan is decorated with a hammered pattern. A brass ring attaches pan to turned wooden handle, decorated to simulate marble. American, late 18th century. An enslaved person would likely have been the one to use the warmer to warm the beds for the plantation owners and their families. The accompanying video provides a demonstration of its use and the history of the object. Date approximated.
Date
1775-1799
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
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