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Pair of wedding shoes

Pair of wedding shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1805-1809 (made)
    7 February 1810 (worn)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather, with silk bow

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Elgood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These simple but elegant white shoes were worn by Mrs Grimshaw at her wedding in 1810. Her maiden name, Miss E. Brown, is inscribed in the sole. The shoes are typical of the style favoured in the first decade of the 19th century, when classical influences were strong. In both Britain and France, such shoes were often referred to as 'Grecian' slippers or 'Roman' sandals.

Physical description

Pair of women's shoes worn at a wedding; white leather with a silk bow and short wedge shaped heel

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1805-1809 (made)
7 February 1810 (worn)



Materials and Techniques

Leather, with silk bow


Length: 16 cm, Width: 6 cm of sole, maximum

Object history note

These shoes were worn by Miss E. Brown for her marriage to Mr. Grimshaw, 7 February 1810.

Production Note

Worn by Mrs Grimshaw on her wedding day 7 February 1810


Leather; Silk


Marriage; Fashion; Clothing; Footwear; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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