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Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1730-40 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk embroidered with silk thread and silver thread, leather

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cream silk embroidered in a floral pattern with polychrome silks and couched silver thread. All edges, of latchets, tongue and throat with blue silk tape, also covering quarter seams. Latchets for ribbon-tying over peaked tongue. Louis heels covered in kid leather, leather welt and sole. Shoe is lined with fine canvas.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1730-40 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk embroidered with silk thread and silver thread, leather

Marks and inscriptions

These shoes and the dress to which they match
belong to miss Alice Thorold at Aixwold Hall, Caistor.
Married 1st Wrightson
2nd Myers
at Shipley Hall in Leeds
N/.../ deceased c. 1806.
Hand-written inscription on heel of shoe B.


Length: 23 cm, Width: 10 cm, Height: 14 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of cream silk shoes embroidered in polychrome silk and silver thread of floral pattern.


Silk; Ribbon, silk; Silk thread; Canvas; Silver thread; Leather


Embroidering; Couching; Tanning; Plain weave

Subjects depicted



Footwear; Textiles; Embroidery; Fashion; Accessories


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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