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Description

Bronze leather; bound w/ purple grosgrain; scalloped throat trimmed w/ purple ribbon ruching; rounded square toe; no ties; 4" vamp. No center back seam; sole has narrow waist; no heel; white leather & linen lining; toe embroidered w/ white chain stitch w/ cutwork backed w/ purple; floral medallion.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 A popular style of boudoir slipper was made from brightly colored silks and bronze leather, named for its reddish sheen which is produced by a special dye made from cochineal beetle carcasses.
Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1865
Inscriptions
1. Handwritten on lining of both shoes: ""n"". 2. Embossed on soles of both shoes: ""3,7"".
Material
embroidering
leather
linen (material)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral Medallion
floral patterns
footwear
Hand Stitched
leather
Leather
Linen
linen (material)
medallions (ornament areas)
SHOES
Silk
silk (textile)
slippers (shoes)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1929.150AB
GUSN
32553

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