I haven't been a very good blogger of late, it's been a strange summer! Because I've been away so long, and to thank my followers for hanging in there I am holding my very first give-away. It is open to my 123 followers, if you are interested in entering the give-away, please leave me a comment. I will use the random number generator in one week-August 8th.
I first discovered chip-carving in 1978. Since then I enjoy making full size items but really love doing chip-carving in miniature!
Foot warmers were a common household item up to the Victorian era. The drawer held the metal container of hot coals, and people would rest their feet on top. Sometimes the container held boiling water. And I think this one did both, judging from the rust and soot inside!
There is a handle because they were hung up when not in use which explains why the bottom is as elaborately
carved as the sides.
The pierced top allows the heat out.