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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Brussels (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1760s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Kid leather with a painted design, and silk satin covered heel

  • Museum number:

    270&A-1891

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA1 []

This pair of elegant women's shoes, in kid leather, is beautifully decorated with a painted design. The pattern on the toe, with its flower, vertical lines and scalloped edges, resembles Brussels bobbin lace. The latchets would have been fastened with a buckle. In 1767 Lady Mary Coke recorded in her diary that she had bought six pairs of painted shoes from a shop in Brussels.

Physical description

Pair of women's shoes of kid leather with a painted design.

Place of Origin

Brussels (possibly, made)

Date

1760s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Kid leather with a painted design, and silk satin covered heel

Dimensions

Length: 21 cm

Materials

Leather; Silk satin; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Accessories; Fashion; Footwear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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