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Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1730-40 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk brocade, linen and leather

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of re-covered shoes in blue and cream silk brocade, short and wide latches over wide tongue, with blue silk tape binding off edges, throat and seams on upper. The louis-heels still have got their original fabric in red, cream and green silk brocade. Leather sole and linen lining.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1730-40 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk brocade, linen and leather


Length: 16 cm, Width: 11 cm, Height: 14 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of shoes with blue and cream silk brocade covering original fabric, visible at heel.


Silk brocade; Leather; Linen


Brocading; Plain weave


Footwear; Textiles; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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