An early bed warming pan with a pierced copper lid decorated with a prancing stag with collar surrounded by foliage. With the original wrought iron stem.
A bed warmer or warming pan was a common household item in countries with cold winters, especially in Europe. It consisted of a metal container, usually fitted with a handle and shaped somewhat like a modern frying pan, with a solid or finely perforated lid. The pan would be filled with embers and placed under the covers of a bed, to warm it up and/or dry it out before use.
Southern Netherlands. 17th century.
Dimensions: L (total) 64.5cm ; diameter 33.8cm ; H 13.8cm
Note: sold as found with antique (pre-1900) repairs and damages caused by intensive, daily domestic use.
- Réchaud de lit
- Fer (forgé), Laiton
- Époque estimée
- XVIIe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- État assez bien - utilisé intensivement & représentant d’éventuelles manques mineures
- 13.8×33.8×64.5 cm