Pair of woman's slippers
French, worn in America
Worn by Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Welles) (American, 1784–1826)
Place of Manufacture: France; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
7 x 6 x 23 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Leather, silk plain weave ribbon and binding, linen plain weave lining, linen cord drawstring
Not On View
Dark green leather uppers, green silk bow at fronts, lapped side seams; green silk bindings, black silk ribbon ties; plain linen draw string at fronts; white leather insoles and quarter linings, white linen vamp linings; leather soles.
Written in ink on insole: "Droit"
Written in ink on fabric label inside shoe: "Slippers. Mrs. B. Welles 1820-1825"
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
Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent