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Pair of women's shoes

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Black wool shoe, pointed toe and low wedge heel covered in same fabric, black tape binding, leather straight or symmetrical sole, linen insole and lining, (not a pair with 99.664.12b)

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Women's slippers

American, 1790–1810

Place of Manufacture

possibly Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 25.7 cm (3 x 10 1/8 in.) Other (heel): 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.12a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool satin with wool twill tape binding, plain weave linen lining, and leather sole

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes