Pair of women's slippers

Second quarter 19th century (1820–49)

Object Place: USA


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocaded satin, silk ribbon, linen and kid linings

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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