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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. A slave 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.
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