Pair of women's slippers

French
about 1840


Object Place: France

Dimensions

24.3 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm (9 9/16 x 2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1219a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather with silk embroidery, silk ribbon, kid and linen linings

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pair of deep purplish-brownish leather slippers, flat soled, square toed, small-scale floral spray embroidered on each toe, with polychrome silks and ribbons, narrow ruching of pink silk ribbon on scalloped edge of instep, backs and soles lined with white leather, toes line with white linen; in (a) small paper printed stamp saying gauche, on (b) same type of stamp saying droit, larger oval printed stamp in (b) saying Boulevard des Capucines No. 27 Ancien 25 APAQUE Cordonnier pour Damen (?) Paris.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ward Thoron