Pair of women's slippers

About 1845

Object Place: France


6 x 7 x 24.7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather, silk taffeta, and silk tambour embroidery

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



A pair of lady’s square toed slippers dark brown kid lined wtih light blue silk taffeta, heeless, edge bound with light blue silk ribbon with ruching of pale blue ribbon at instep, palmette-like design on toe in part cut away to show light blue satin background, in part worked with white silk in chain stitch; label on bottom of one slipper: ESTE R. de la Paix, 13 Paris


Said to have been worn by Sarah Ann Keegan

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude H. Shurtleff