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Pair of overshoes

Pair of overshoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1797 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather, with slashed design

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Henry Willett

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pair of protective overshoes, or toe-pieces, has a design of cut and punched leather. The effect is reminiscent of the slashed leather styles that were favoured in the 1530s and 1540s. The spring loop at the back would fit tightly over the small 'Italian' heel to hold the shoes in place.

Physical description

Pair of overshoes or toe-pieces (seen with a very similar pair of shoes)

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1797 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Leather, with slashed design


Width: 7.5 cm 608A-1884, Height: 4.5 cm 608A-1884, Length: 22 cm 608C-1884, Width: 9 cm 608C-1884, Height: 4 cm 608C-1884, Length: 23 cm 608A-1884




Accessories; Fashion; Footwear; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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