Object StatementFront laced boots (pair), part o Joseph Box collection, womens, leather / silk / linen, maker unknown, England, c. 1810
Physical DescriptionFront laced boots, pair, womens, leather / linen, maker unknown, England, c. 1810
Womens pair of straight front laced calf boots (high lows) of turnshoe construction but made with a pump sole featuring pointed toes and covered wedged louis heels in the Italian style. Boots consist of red morocco leather uppers with a long vamp, tongue tapered into square top, pair of quarters with straight side seam, seams bound in contrasting pink, open tab, seven pairs of worked lace holes with pink silk lace in oblique ladder effect, stitched at the bottom and leg higher at the back. Uppers fully lined in tan linen with a cream linen sock. Heels are red kid with dark brown edge finish, ridged back line and brown leather soles are sueded.
MarksInterior obscured by support, no marks on exterior