Slippers

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1830-1839

GUSN

GUSN-42004

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

Descriptive Terms

slippers (shoes)
footwear
Berlin woolwork
cloth
stitching
leather
linen (material)
needlepoint (needleworking)
wool (textile)
Women's clothing
Wool
Broadcloth
Linen
Leather
Needlepoint
Hand Stitched
Berlinwork
SHOES

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.

Inscription

Handwritten on lining: ""Mrs. Goddard""

Additional Identification Number

1937.222A-B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Footwear

Accession Number

1937.222AB