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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1750s-1760s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather soles, heels covered in kid leather, and velvet uppers

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr S. Hart

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Women's high-heeled mules, commonly known as slippers, became increasingly popular for indoor wear and were even worn for dancing. These ones have a fairly high heel and a pointed toe. The velvet uppers are ornately decorated with metal thread.

Physical description

Pair of women's shoes (mules), pointed toe and medium heel

Place of Origin

France (made)


1750s-1760s (made)


Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Leather soles, heels covered in kid leather, and velvet uppers


Depth: 21 cm, Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 7 cm

Exhibition History

(Victoria & Albert Museum Gallery 40 Fashion 13/06/2015-31/01/2016)

Production Note

'Ducros' is stamped into the soles


Leather; Metal thread; Silk velvet




Accessories; Fashion; Footwear; Europeana Fashion Project

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