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Pair of women's boots

Pair of women's boots

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1830s-1840s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather sole, with watered silk uppers

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pair of side-laced, ankle-length boots of watered silk has a flat heel and square toe. As skirts increased in width and shortened in length, attention became focused on the foot and ankle. Brightly coloured silk boots or shoes would complement the richness of the gown. Sometimes they were chosen to match the sash or silk ribbons worn with the hat.

Physical description

Pair of women's ankle length boots, side-laced with flat heel

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)


1830s-1840s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Leather sole, with watered silk uppers


Height: 15 cm, Width: 6 cm, Length: 24.5 cm


Leather; Silk


Accessories; Footwear; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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