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Item:322979736256ANTIQUE FRENCH BED WARMERLate 19th centuryIron and woodDecorative crest ( lion and horse) on 2 sides of iron.(photos 3,6,9 and 10)Possibly from a house of noblity -- not sure of its providence10" wide-- 6 " high and 7 1/2" wideBox is iron and has an iron tray inside to hold coals. Also has vents so heat can be released.Trimmed with 3 wood panels and wood on handle.( Photos 2,4 & 7)The servant in the household would put coals in body of the container- - lift the covers from the bed and place the box quickly in bed - then take out as soon as bed was warm and quickly pull covers back over to keep heat in.Today it can be used as an decorative object, a planter.-- a conversation piece-- very charming.Condition:Usual wear from a piece so old-- no dents- some spots w/ rust- can be cleaned., Color:Black and brown, Maker:unknown
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FRENCH BED WARMER- late 19th Century-RARE~ wood & iron DECORATIVE & CHARMING