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Pair of Wedding Shoes

1805-1809 (made), 7 February 1810 (worn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Leather, with silk bow
Physical Description
Pair of women's shoes worn at a wedding; white leather with a silk bow and short wedge shaped heel
Dimensions
  • Length: 16cm
  • Of sole, maximum width: 6cm
Credit line
Given by Mrs Elgood
Object history
These shoes were worn by Miss E. Brown for her marriage to Mr. Grimshaw, 7 February 1810.
Production
Worn by Mrs Grimshaw on her wedding day 7 February 1810
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.193&A-1914

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record createdFebruary 28, 2003
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