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Pair of women's boots

Pair of women's boots

  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    1830s-1840s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather sole, with watered silk uppers

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    T.517&A-1913

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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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, United Kingdom (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)

Date

1830s-1840s (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Leather sole, with watered silk uppers

Dimensions

Height: 15 cm, Width: 6 cm, Length: 24.5 cm
[Boot] Length: 24.5 cm, Width: 7.0 cm, Height: 14.2 cm
[Boot] Length: 24.6 cm, Width: 6.7 cm, Height: 14.0 cm

Exhibition History

Shoes - Pleasure & Pain (V&A 05/2015-02/2016)

Materials

Silk; Leather

Categories

Footwear; Fashion; Accessories

Collection code

T&F

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