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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1710-1720s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather sole and heel, with brocaded silk uppers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Gentlemen would have worn these mule slippers with a nightgown. They wore these informal gowns when relaxing at home or receiving visitors. The slippers have the square toe and low heel that were fashionable in the early 1700s. They are brocaded with rich metal thread. The mule you can see at the top is one of the pair described.

Physical description

Men's mule slippers of silk, with square toe, brocaded with metal thread

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1710-1720s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Leather sole and heel, with brocaded silk uppers


Length: 24.5 cm, Width: 7.5 cm

Descriptive line

silk, 1700s, English

silk, 1700s, English


Leather; Silk


Footwear; Informal wear; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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