Dark green leather uppers, green silk bow at fronts, lapped side seams; green silk bindings, black silk ribbon ties; plain linen draw string at fronts; white leather insoles and quarter linings, white linen vamp linings; leather soles.
Written in ink on insole: "Droit" Written in ink on fabric label inside shoe: "Slippers. Mrs. B. Welles 1820-1825"
Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949
Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent
French, worn in America, about 1815–25
- Worn by Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Welles), American, 1784–1826
Place of Use
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Manufacture
7 x 6 x 23 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Leather, silk plain weave ribbon and binding, linen plain weave lining, linen cord drawstring