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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.


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"


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


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.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts