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Description

Ivory silk satin w/ pale blue tint; bound w/ matching grosgrain; trimmed w/ large pale blue rosette w/ cream lace in center; cream satin ribbons - very long - are attached at sides to make one continuous tie. Square toe; square throat w/ drawstring; split vamp 3-1/4" (hidden by rosette); no center back seam; sole has narrow waist; no heel; white leather & linen lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1854-1865
Inscriptions
1. Handwritten on lining of both shoes: ""2"" ""f 8/3"" 2. Printed paper label in shoe (A): ""VAULT-ESTE'/ FOURr BREVETE'/ DE S.M. L'IMPERATRICE/ 17, Rue de la Paix/ PARIS/ THIERRY & SONS/ Regent Street, 278/LONDON"" 3. Handwritten on sole of both shoes: ""8/E -- 201649"" 4. Stamped on sole of shoe (B): ""O""
Material
leather
linen (material)
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
footwear
Hand Stitched
leather
Leather
Linen
linen (material)
Satin
satin
SHOES
Silk
silk (textile)
slippers (shoes)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1942.764
GUSN
53141

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