Silvered leather upper, white silk bow at top front, butted side seams, white silk binding, round toe, white leather insole and quarter lining, white linen vamp lining, leather sole.
Written in ink on fabric label sewn inside a: "Slippers, Mrs. B. Welles of Boston, 1820-25 Marked by her grandaughter Georgiana Welles Sargent 1906"
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
English, worn in America, about 1820–25
Place of Use
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Manufacture
5.5 x 7 x 23.4 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 9 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Leather, silk plain weave ribbon, linen plain weave lining