Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear
Silk satin, kid leather
1854-1856. Evening slippers. White silk satin indoor shoe with a long vamp (toe) having a recede toe construction (a flat, low profile with no toe box) and a slightly rounded square toe shape. The vamp is sewn to the quarters (backs) at the sides. A very small silk ribbon bow is attached at the front of the throat (opening). All edges are bound with silk twill tape. The sole is thin leather, completely flat with no heel, which is undifferentiated left from right. The quarters are lined with kidskin, the vamp is lined with cotton. Professionally made and imported. Hand-sewn.
Length: 23.5 cm / 9.25 in.
Width: 3.2 cm / 1.25 in.
Heel height: 2.54 cm / 1 in.
Gift of Harriet Constantine Label:"Chaussures pour Dames, Viault-Esté Rue de la Paix 17 Paris and at Thierry & Sons 278 Regent Street London"
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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Women's shoes (footwear), 1854-1856, Paris, France, Evening slippers, Indoor shoe, Silk, Satin, White (color), Silk ribbon, Bows (costume accessories), Twill tape, Leather sole, Kidskin lining, Cotton lining, Professionally made, Hand-sewn, Imported, Constantine (donor)