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1935.582AB (RS241424)

Description

Pair of leather slippers bound with red grosgrain and accented with a large rosette. White leather and linen lining.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 In the mid-nineteenth century, brightly colored textiles dyed with new aniline dyes were sometimes incorporated into fancy footwear. The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine cautioned readers that shoes with scarlet rosettes were to be worn "only on occassions when a dressy toilet is required."
Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1865
Inscriptions
1. Handwritten on lining of shoe (B): ""Droit"" 2. Printed paper label in shoe (B): ""Boulevard de Capucines/ No. 27/ Ancien 25./ M.son LAPAQUE/ H.ri HOFFMANN S.sseur/ Admis a/ l'Exp.on Universelle de 1855./ Chausseur/ DES DAMES./ PARIS./ English spoken."" 3. Handwritten on lining of shoe (A): ""Gauche"" and ""Mlle Russel/ xx11 f63 1q 11""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Material
linen (material)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Descriptive terms
footwear
linen (material)
Shoe
silk (textile)
Slipper
slippers (shoes)
stitching
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1935.582AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Hammond
GUSN
37852
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