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Woman's boot

  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    1850s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Kid leather upper, with decorative stitching, and toe-cap and heel of patent leather

  • Museum number:

    AP.39-1860

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Ankle boots for women became popular from about the 1850s. They were made in a variety of different leathers and with a range of colours and forms of decoration.

This very attractive boot has a pale kid leather upper decorated with stitching, while the toe-cap is covered in contrasting and decoratively shaped black patent leather. The boot has a fashionable low heel and a softly pointed toe. The red front lacing adds a touch of bright colour.

Physical description

Woman's ankle boot of patent and kid leather in contrasting colours, with decorative stitching and laced front fastening.

Place of Origin

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

Date

1850s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Kid leather upper, with decorative stitching, and toe-cap and heel of patent leather

Materials

Leather; Patent leather

Categories

Accessories; Fashion; Footwear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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