Pair of women's slippers

about 1840

Object Place: France


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

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Medium or Technique

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

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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