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Pair of Shoes

1710-1720s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Gentlemen would have worn these mule slippers with a nightgown. They wore these informal gowns when relaxing at home or receiving visitors. The slippers have the square toe and low heel that were fashionable in the early 1700s. They are brocaded with rich metal thread. The mule you can see at the top is one of the pair described.


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

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Leather sole and heel, with brocaded silk uppers
Brief Description
silk, 1700s, English



silk, 1700s, English
Physical Description
Men's mule slippers of silk, with square toe, brocaded with metal thread
Dimensions
  • Length: 24.5cm
  • Width: 7.5cm
Summary
Gentlemen would have worn these mule slippers with a nightgown. They wore these informal gowns when relaxing at home or receiving visitors. The slippers have the square toe and low heel that were fashionable in the early 1700s. They are brocaded with rich metal thread. The mule you can see at the top is one of the pair described.
Collection
Accession Number
T.8&A-1922

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record createdFebruary 19, 2003
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