Pair of woman's shoes

Russian, worn in America
1840s


Place of Origin: Russia; Place of Use: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

7.5 x 8.5 x 26.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.155-156

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with silk thread and ribbon embroidery, ermine fur, and leather

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pair of black velvet shoes or slippers, square toe embroidered with pink and red ribbon work flowers with green stems and leaves; white and black fur trim (possibly ermine); white fur lining; flat brown leather sole

Markings

"15" stamped beneath sole

Provenance

Mrs. Asa Gray (Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909); Gift to the MFA, March 30, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray