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The parrot cage by Jan Steen 1665

siftingthepast_‘The parrot cage_Jan Steen_1665Jan Steen (  1626 – 1679  )

The quality of this image is very good, but I just wanted to point our the raised hearth for those folks interested.

Detail: raised hearth, cooking, food, cook pot, chair, table, backgammon, bird, parrot, bird cage, boy, barrel, metal basin, smoking pipe, jug

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  1. Raised hearths for cooking were found in Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and elsewhere, and were brought to the U.S. by early settlers. They provided a comfortable working height while cooking (no stooping!) and kept women’s skirts away from flames.

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