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Description

Black silk satin; bound w/ black grosgrain; trimmed w/ large black satin (ribbon) bow (which conceals small black bow of earlier style); original shoe had black satin ties (1/4" w. fragments remain on lining). Rounded square toe; square throat w/ drawstring; 3-1/4" vamp; no center back seam; narrow waist; 1-1/2" heel covered w/ bronze leather; white kid & linen lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1854-1860
Inscriptions
1. Printed paper label in shoe (A): ""VIAULT ESTE'/ PARIS./ NO. 17, Rue de la Paix/ Fournisseur Brevete' de S.M. l'Imperatrices des Francais/ THIERRY & SONS/ Regent Street. 278/ LONDON."" 2. Stamped on lining of shoe (B): ""MADE EXPRESSLY FOR/ _________/BOSTON"" 3. Handwritten on sole of both shoes: ""5/1 143266""
Material
leather
linen (material)
satin
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
footwear
leather
Leather
Linen
linen (material)
Satin
satin
SHOES
shoes (footwear)
Silk
silk (textile)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1936.614AB
GUSN
38671

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