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Pair of Women's Boots

1830s-1840s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This pair of side-laced, ankle-length boots of watered silk has a flat heel and square toe. As skirts increased in width and shortened in length, attention became focused on the foot and ankle. Brightly coloured silk boots or shoes would complement the richness of the gown. Sometimes they were chosen to match the sash or silk ribbons worn with the hat.


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

  • Boot
  • Boot
Materials and Techniques
Leather sole, with watered silk uppers
Physical Description
Pair of women's ankle length boots, side-laced with flat heel
Dimensions
  • Height: 15cm
  • Width: 6cm
  • Length: 24.5cm
Credit line
Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.
Summary
This pair of side-laced, ankle-length boots of watered silk has a flat heel and square toe. As skirts increased in width and shortened in length, attention became focused on the foot and ankle. Brightly coloured silk boots or shoes would complement the richness of the gown. Sometimes they were chosen to match the sash or silk ribbons worn with the hat.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
T.517&A-1913

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record createdMarch 4, 2003
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