360 mm (Width) x 130 mm (Depth); 760 mm (Length)Order this image
Chastleton House, Oxfordshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at
Despite this item's unusual appearance and location in the kitchen it has nothing to do with cooking! It is in fact a copper carriage warmer; hot water would be poured into the spout, then it would be wrapped in blankets and placed inside a carriage to keep those travelling warm.
A boat-shaped copper carriage warmer with screw-top brass button lid
Sheldon Bosley (Moreton) 24 April 1991 (35) £540