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Pair of Shoes

1650s-1660s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Both men and women wore mules or backless slippers in the 17th century. A gentleman would have worn this pair as smart indoor leisurewear.They are now faded from the original salmon pink. This was a particularly fashionable colour in the 17th century. The shape of the heel and the pronounced square toe were both very fashionable in the middle of the 17th century.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Leather and watered silk
Brief Description
M, 1650-70, English; Pink watered silk
Physical Description
Pair of men's mules of watered silk, originally pink
Dimensions
  • Length: 26.5cm
  • Width: 8cm
  • Of heel height: 4.5cm
Summary
Both men and women wore mules or backless slippers in the 17th century. A gentleman would have worn this pair as smart indoor leisurewear.They are now faded from the original salmon pink. This was a particularly fashionable colour in the 17th century. The shape of the heel and the pronounced square toe were both very fashionable in the middle of the 17th century.
Collection
Accession Number
193&A-1900

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record createdFebruary 19, 2003
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