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Pair of woman's slippers

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White silk satin upper; small bow at front, binding along top, two long narrow white silk ties; lapper side seams; square toe; leather sole; white kid insole and quarter lining; white vamp lining; maker's label glued to insole.

Inscription

Printed paper label glued to insole in a: "VIAULT ESTÈ/ Paris/ No. 17, Rue de la Paix/ [beneath a crown and pair of shields hanging on an animal skin curtain] Tournisseur Brevete de I. M. l'Imperatrice des Francais/ THIERRY & SONS/ Regent Street, 278/ LONDON"

Provenance

Worn by Elizabeth A. (Mrs. David) Nichols (18 - ) at her wedding, Made by Viault Este

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman

French (Paris), worn in America, about 1830–40

Place of Use

United States

Place of Manufacture

Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall (height x width x length): 4.4 x 7 x 23.8 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.256a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, silk satin ribbon, leather, and linen plain weave lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes