Object StatementSlip on shoe (1 of pair), part of Joseph Box collection, womens, right of pair, silk satin / linen / leather / metal, by Gundry & Sons, London, England, c. 1840-1849
Physical DescriptionSlip on shoe, left of pair, womens, tabbed, silk satin / linen / leather, made by Gundry & Sons, London, England, c1840-1849
Unworn womens tabbed slip on shoe of turnshoe construction with oval toe and covered wedge heel. Shoe consists of ivory silk satin upper with tab front, oblique side seam and back seam all bound in gold and decorated with a gold rose and silver floral button at the centre stitched onto the tab front. Lined with linen and kid and the sock in white kid. Heel is covered in the same fabric as the upper and the sole is leather.
(See object file for specialist report by June Swann)
MarksManufacturer on sock, pasted, printed oval paper label, text beneath coat of arms and between flourishes, 'GUNDRY & SON, / Boot & Shoe Makers / TO THE QUEEN, / the Queen Dowager, / Their Royal Highnesses the / Duchess of Kent / & / Princess Sophia / Soho Square, London', identification tag on outsole, pasted round paper label with serrated edge, handwritten in pencil 'Kingham / 187 Regent / St / London'