Pair of woman's slippers

English, worn in America
about 1820–25


Place of Manufacture: England; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

5.5 x 7 x 23.4 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1021a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather, silk plain weave ribbon, linen plain weave lining

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Silvered leather upper, white silk bow at top front, butted side seams, white silk binding, round toe, white leather insole and quarter lining, white linen vamp lining, leather sole.

Inscription

Written in ink on fabric label sewn inside a: "Slippers, Mrs. B. Welles of Boston, 1820-25 Marked by her grandaughter Georgiana Welles Sargent 1906"

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