Object StatementSlip on shoe, part of Joseph Box collection, womens, with buckle, left foot, leather / silk / linen / steel, maker unknown, England, c. 1850 / 1880-1899
Physical DescriptionSlip on shoe, womens, with buckle, calf kid / leather / steel, maker unknown, England, c. 1850 / 1880-1899
Single left womens indoor slip on shoe, turnshoe construction with shallow square rounded toe and no heel. Shoe consists of black calf kid upper which has been reblacked, square throat, oblique side seams and back seam, all bound in black silk. A later rectangular riveted steel buckle, featuring three rows of cut steel stitched over black ribbed silk at throat and upper is lined with linen and white kid and linen sock is pasted in. Leather sole is sueded with a wheeled edge finishing at inside waist.
MarksMarks on sock, handwritten in black ink, 'II', left quarter lining, 'X'