Antique Box Stoves
Manufactured c.1840 – 1940
Box stoves are small stoves valued for their compact design and efficient burn. They come in three sizes with varying degrees of decoration. Early box stoves feature a Federal motif depicting stripes and other patriotic images. They were first seen during the Revolutionary war where they were particularly valued due to their portability and efficient burn.
Heating school, churches and meetinghouses, the box stove also found significant residential use in utility rooms and workshops, kitchens and bathrooms.
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Original Antique Stoves
An airtight wood box stove can take logs or small wood chunks. A cook lid at the top offers additional conveniences. Castings on the side and front of the stove are reflective of a developing industry as casting and manufacturing techniques became increasingly refined.