Pair of women's shoes

Women's slippers

American
1790–1810


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: possibly Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 25.7 cm (3 x 10 1/8 in.) Other (heel): 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.12a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool satin with wool twill tape binding, plain weave linen lining, and leather sole

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black wool shoe, pointed toe and low wedge heel covered in same fabric, black tape binding, leather straight or symmetrical sole, linen insole and lining, (not a pair with 99.664.12b)

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone