Pair of women's slippers

American
Second quarter 19th century (1820–49)


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

21.8 x 7 x 6 cm (8 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.249a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk brocaded satin, silk ribbon, linen and kid linings

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pair of heeless square toed slippers covered with figured satin woven with white silk warp and yellow silk weft, small-scale stylized blossoms and leaves around edge of uppers, and a larger spray of similar flowers on toe woven with floats of yellow weft, small peach silk ribbon bow on instep, drawstring around upper edge, ankle ties of cream colored silk ribbon on one, one tie missing on the other, inner sole and lining of backs of white kid, toes lined with white linen.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates