Slippers

Object Number: 
INV.13832ab
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Leather, silk, wood, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 10 x 2 7/8 in. ( 7.6 x 25.4 x 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: near the heel, inside the shoe with maker's label: "H" printed: inside sole of shoe with above inscription: "Soames, / LADIES SHOE MAKERS, / No. 9 / Ludgate Street , London."
Description: 
Pair of dyed leather slippers with low wooden heels, sharply pointed toes, casing around the opening of the uppers with drawstrings; the design of the leather is a pattern of stripes of blue, gold, and (faded) black.
Gallery Label: 
This style of "Chinese" slippers was popular at the end of the 18th century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group