Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Viault-Esté, Paris

Date Created

1854-1856

Subject

Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear

Medium

Silk satin, kid leather

Description

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.

Extent

Length: 23.5 cm / 9.25 in.
Width: 3.2 cm / 1.25 in.
Heel height: 2.54 cm / 1 in.

Provenance

Gift of Harriet Constantine Label:"Chaussures pour Dames, Viault-Esté Rue de la Paix 17 Paris and at Thierry & Sons 278 Regent Street London"

Museum Number

453

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

3-1-2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Comments

The Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection digital catalog was produced by the UNH Library Digital Collection Initiative, supported in part by a grant from the Mooseplate program and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Additional funding provided by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund.
Photography copyright, Astrida Schaeffer.

Keywords

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)

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