Object StatementSlip on shoes (pair), part of Joseph Box collection, womens, leather / linen, maker unknown, England, 1780-1810
Physical DescriptionSlip on shoes, pair, leather, England, maker unknown, 1780-1810
Womens pair of straight slip on shoes for outdoor wear of turnshoe construction, mass produced, with needlepoint toes, slight toe spring and covered wedge heel. Shoes consist of black Morocco leather uppers with short vamp, oblique turned side seams and back seams with leather top edge binding. Uppers are lined in linen with a linen sock pasted over a leather insole. The heels are inserted above the sole and may have been added later.
MarksTwo identification tags on outsole, pasted, round with serrated edges, handwritten text in pencil, 'King[horn] / 187 Regent / (illeg. faded) / London', '(illeg. faded)', written over the top '12' within a circle