It’s currently freezing where I am, but with many Texans still out of power, I’m not gonna complain. I will, however, pine for one of these old-school radiators:
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Yes, it seems that in Victorian times, manufacturers of cast-iron radiators offered models with built-in warming drawers. Placed in the dining room (when dining rooms were a thing), you could keep plates and pots warm for latecomers.
“It works surprisingly well,” writes an owner of one on Brownstoner.com, “just yesterday it kept a cup of coffee warm at 110 degrees.”
This one has a lower shelf that I’m guessing is for footwear:
Speaking of which, my feet are the coldest part of my body right now. What I’d love is to have one of these loaded up with fresh pairs of socks.