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Model boot

Model boot

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1865-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Newton, George (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather and glace kid leather, with a cork sole

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Faulkner and Son

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

From the 1850s increasing numbers of fairly substantial leather boots were being made for women, often with beautiful decorative details. Model boots were not intended for wear but to show new styles and the skill of the maker or manufacturer. This style, with its tassels, scalloped button side-fastening and elegant curved top, was often referred to as 'Polish' or 'Hungarian'. The boot is made of leather and glacé kid leather, with a fashionable medium-high heel and a gently pointed toe.

Physical description

Woman's model button boot of patent lather with a medium heel and cut high above the ankle

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1865-1870 (made)


Newton, George (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Leather and glace kid leather, with a cork sole


Length: 22 cm, Height: 18.5 cm


Leather; Cork


Fashion; Footwear; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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