Pair of woman's slippers

French (Paris), worn in America
about 1830–40
Maker Viault Esté (French (Paris))


Place of Manufacture: Paris, France; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 6 x 23 cm (1 15/16 x 2 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1014a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, silk satin ribbon, leather, and linen plain weave lining

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk satin upper; small bow at front, binding along top, two long white silk ties; lapper side seams; square toe; leather sole; white kid insole and heel lining; white linen vamp lining.

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent