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

2 thoughts on “The parrot cage by Jan Steen 1665”

  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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