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Slippers

Description

Black wool broadcloth embroidered (Berlin work - in petitpoint) w/ large abstract "winged" motif at toe; drapery or garland around heel in bright blues, reds & lavender wool. Square toe; square throat w/ notches; 4-3/8" vamp; sole has waist; spring heel; white kid & linen lining w/ slip guard.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 By the mid-nineteenth century a distinct type of woman's shoe was developed for wearing in private at home. Known as boudoir shoes or slippers, they are often distinguished by their colorful embroidery.
Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1839
Inscriptions
Handwritten on lining: ""Mrs. Goddard""
Material
Berlin woolwork
cloth
leather
linen (material)
needlepoint (needleworking)
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
Berlin woolwork
Berlinwork
Broadcloth
cloth
footwear
Hand Stitched
Leather
leather
Linen
linen (material)
Needlepoint
needlepoint (needleworking)
SHOES
slippers (shoes)
stitching
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1937.222AB
GUSN
42004

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