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Pair of woman's slippers

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Bronze kid upper, cutaway decorative motif on vamp backed with pink silk satin and with embroidered details of white silk in chain stitch; pink silk taffeta and blond lace bow with brass buckle top front; lapped side seams; pink silk binding; square toe; white leather insole and quarter lining;...

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Marks

Stamped on sole at center of a and b: "2" Stamped on sole at toe of a and b: "36/2"

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

English, worn in America, about 1850

Place of Creation

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

England

Dimensions

6.5 x 7 x 23.7 cm (2 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1020a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather, silk plain weave (taffeta) and lace, machine embroidery, silk satin, cotton plain weave, metal buckle (probably gold-plated brass)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes