Parlor Stove, 1886

Summary

This heating stove was intended to blend with furnishings made in the Victorian Aesthetic Movement. Aesthetic designers sought to transform Victorian taste away from popular revival styles toward something new and elegant. There was no single Aesthetic style, rather a common set of design motifs, including stylized botanical forms, and an interest in elegant decorative tiles, which appear on this stove.

This heating stove was intended to blend with furnishings made in the Victorian Aesthetic Movement. Aesthetic designers sought to transform Victorian taste away from popular revival styles toward something new and elegant. There was no single Aesthetic style, rather a common set of design motifs, including stylized botanical forms, and an interest in elegant decorative tiles, which appear on this stove.

Artifact

Stove (Heating equipment)

Date Made

1886

Creators

Sill Stove Works 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, Rochester 

Creator Notes

Made by Sill Stove Works, Rochester, New York.

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

33.128.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Eva Jean Lampkin

Material

Cast iron

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 46.5 in

Width: 31.5 in

Length: 34 in

Inscriptions

On back: STERLING/ NO. 30 - 1886 SILL STOVE/ WORKS./ ROCHESTER/ N.Y.

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