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Description

Cream ribbed silk w/ woven geometric, dotted, clover-like pattern; pale blue silk rosette at toe; 4" vamp.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 This style of wedding shoe made from patterned silk is typical of the 1820s. Although not identified as a wedding shoe, its white upper and pale blue bow are characteristic of wedding slippers of the mid-nineteenth century.
Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1825
Inscriptions
Paper label: ""WARRENTED SHOES/ particularly made for/ ISAAC WILLIAMS /No. 180, Washington Street./BOSTON /Rips mended gratis.""
Material
silk (textile)
stitching
weaving
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
footwear
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
SHOES
Silk
silk (textile)
slippers (shoes)
stitching
weaving
Women's clothing
Woven
Accession Number
1991.8AB
GUSN
1202

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