Robert J Riesberg Antiques Inc

Member of the Minnesota Antiques Dealers Association

Bed warming pan, 18th or early 19th century. Fill the pan bowl with hot coals from your fireplace. Then place the pan between the sheets in a sliding motion to warm them briefly. Never a cold bed!
The turned handle is American, painted black. The pans were imported in the 18th and early 19th centuries from Birmingham, England. Often the lids are decorated┬á as is this one, with florets. Ht. 47″. $125.