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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1710-1720s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather sole and heel, with brocaded silk uppers

  • Museum number:

    T.8&A-1922

  • 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, United Kingdom (made)

Date

1710-1720s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Leather sole and heel, with brocaded silk uppers

Dimensions

Length: 24.5 cm, Width: 7.5 cm

Materials

Silk; Leather

Categories

Footwear; Informal wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection code

T&F

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