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Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1790s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tanned, dyed leather, plain woven linen, embroidered silk satin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These women's shoes have cut-out patterns on the vamps revealing an underlay of tambour embroidered silk satin, reminiscent of the slashed designs of the Tudor period. Elements of dress from the 12th to the 16th century became increasingly popular in the last years of the 18th century, and were later termed 'le style troubadour'.

Physical description

Pair of woman's shoes of green leather uppers with pointy toes and v-shaped throat. Seamed quarters covered by cream coloured silk tape which also edges the opening. The vamp of the uppers have cut outs revealing tambour embroidered cream silk satin, in green, yellow, pale pink, pink and cream. The shoes are lined with linen and heels covered in white leather.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1790s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tanned, dyed leather, plain woven linen, embroidered silk satin


Length: 26.5 cm, Height: 9.5 cm, Width: 6.8 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of woman's shoes of green leather with cut-out decoration on vamp.


Leather; Linen; Silk; Ribbon, silk


Tanning; Dyeing; Plain weave; Satin weave; Cut out; Embroidery


Footwear; Fashion; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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