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Object Name: Parlor stove
Date: ca. 1852
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Medium: Iron, ceramic
Dimensions: Overall: 25 1/2 x 14 x 14 in. ( 64.8 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Philadelphia
Description: Cast-iron parlor stove; octagonal columnar form on tiered, square skirt with rounded edges; four removable cabriole legs fit into slots below skirt; urn-shaped water heater with domed lid and octagonal base fits into top of stove; molded, overhanging rim around top of stove; circular opening for chimney on one side and small door opposite; cartouches with relief busts of Jenny Lind on side panels above cartouches with relief baskets of flowers on side panels; rectangular drawer for ashes fits into front of base; interior lined with fire bricks.
Credit Line: Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number: 1945.260
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Marks: in relief: on top: "DESIGN PATENTED. 1851/ ABBOTT & LAWRENCE. PHILADa" in relief: on front panel: "IMPROVED"; "JENNY/ LIND/ 1852"; "2"

Provenance:

The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt

Bibliography:

Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.

Exhibitions:

"Jenny Lind: The Swedish Nightingale in America," New-York Historical Society, August 29-October 29, 2000.