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Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1730-1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk damask, trimmed with ribbon, metal braid, lined with linen and silk, leather

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Atkins

  • Museum number:

    T.337&A-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of shoes in green and gold silk trimmed with ribbon. The outer covering is in green silk damask. Broad silk and silver braid on the front and on the heel. The braid is woven in yellow silk and silver gilt thread. Lined in coarse linen woven in tabby and striped in the warp with a dark blue and pale blue stripes. Lined under the flap in pink silk. Peaked toe and a medium high and waisted heel. Over the instep are flaps for the possible attachment of a shoe buckle. The junction of the sole and upper is marked by an insertion of white leather.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1730-1735 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk damask, trimmed with ribbon, metal braid, lined with linen and silk, leather

Dimensions

Length: 9 in sole toe to heel

Descriptive line

Pair of silk damask shoes, made in France, 1730-1735

Materials

Silk (textile); Ribbon

Categories

Textiles; Leather; Clothing; Accessories; Footwear; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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