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Not currently on display at the V&A

Pair of Shoes

ca. 1750
Place of origin

Object details
Object type
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and techniques
Silk damask
Brief description
Pair of woman's shoes, silk damask, ca. 1750, England
Marks and inscriptions
Gresham at the Crown in York-Street Covent Garden London Removed from Tavistock Street (Paper label on insole)
Gallery label
10. Pair of shoes 1750–60 London Gresham Silk damask, silk, linen and leather V&A: T.31&A-1912 Ready-made Shoes (Object No. 10) The mid 18th century saw the growth of the modern shoe shop and the market for ready-made shoes. This pair of shoes was sold by Gresham in Covent Garden. The shop was comparable to a high-end high-street shop today. The shoes retain the original brand label, which is the oldest shoe label in the V&A’s collection.(2015)
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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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