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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1790s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather

  • Museum number:

    151&A-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Shoe styles gradually became simpler during the 1780s, a change that was accelerated by the French Revolution. Conspicuous symbols of wealth, such as the extravagant buckles and high heels of earlier shoes, were no longer appropriate.

Women's shoes were also known as slippers. They had broad flattish heels, long pointed toes and a low U-shaped throat (or perhaps V-shaped). Simple but elegant, they were made from a wide range of beautiful coloured leathers.

Physical description

Pair of women's shoes pointed toe and U shaped throat

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1790s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Leather

Dimensions

Length: 26 cm, Height: 8 cm at heel, Width: 6 cm of sole

Materials

Leather

Categories

Fashion; Footwear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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