User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pair of woman's slippers

Start collecting

Black silk satin upper, lapped side seams; black binding and narrow silk ribbon ties; square toe; leather sole; white leather insole and quarter lining; white vamp lining

Inscription

Written in ink on insole of a: "Droit" Written on soles of both shoes at toe: "12761" Stamped on soles of both shoes at center: "N"

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

French (Paris), worn in America, 1820s

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

Paris, France

Dimensions

5 x 6.2 x 24.2 cm (1 15/16 x 2 7/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.1013a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes