Slippers

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1820-1825

GUSN

GUSN-1202

Description

Cream ribbed silk w/ woven geometric, dotted, clover-like pattern; pale blue silk rosette at toe; 4" vamp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

slippers (shoes)
footwear
stitching
silk (textile)
weaving
geometric patterns
Women's clothing
Silk
Hand Stitched
Woven
Geometric
SHOES

Label

Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 This style of wedding shoe made from patterned silk is typical of the 1820s. Although not identified as a wedding shoe, its white upper and pale blue bow are characteristic of wedding slippers of the mid-nineteenth century.

Inscription

Paper label: ""WARRENTED SHOES/ particularly made for/ ISAAC WILLIAMS /No. 180, Washington Street./BOSTON /Rips mended gratis.""

Additional Identification Number

1991.8A-B

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1991.8AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)