Object StatementSlip on shoes (pair), part of Joseph Box collection, womens, silk / leather / brass / metal / paper, by Gundry & Sons, London, England, c. 1839
Physical DescriptionSlip on shoes, pair, womens, silk brocade / leather / brass, made by Gundry & Sons, London, England, c1839
Pair of womens slip on shoes of turnshoe construction with pointed toes and stacked heels with 3 lifts. Shoes consist of ivory and gold silk brocade uppers in a diamond pattern with square throat, oblique side seams, back seam and bound top edge, lined with linen and kid. Uppers are decorated with a silk bow at the throat and leather heels are edged with brass nails. The shoes are an imitation medieval style, possibly for fancy dress.
MarksManufacturer's label on right sock, pasted oval paper label, '[Royal Arms / Gundry & Sons / Boot & Shoe Makers / TO THE QUEEN / The Queen Dowager / their Royal Highnesses the / Duchess of Kent / & Princess Sophia / 1 Soho Sq / London / Cole Lamb's Conduit St [printer]', label pasted to heel breast of both shoes, paper with text in ink, '33'