Pair of woman's shoes

French or English, worn in America

Place of Manufacture: France; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


23.9 x 7.1 x 8.8 cm (9 7/16 x 2 13/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, leather, silk plain weave binding tape, silk plain weave ribbon laces, silk chain stitch embroidery, linen plain weave and leather lining, and leather heel and soles

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s shoe with very low Louis heel, pointed toe, upper in upper part of tan cotton bound with red silk ribbon and laced over instep with red silk ribbon, lower part and heel of leather, ornamented with white silk chain stitch embroidery, lined with white linen, light blue piece of kid leather sewn inside back of heel


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb