Object StatementTie shoes (pair), part of Joseph Box collection, womens, silk / linen / leather / metal / paper, maker unknown, England, 1700-1710
Physical DescriptionTie shoes, pair, womens, silk brocade / braid / silk / linen / leather, maker unknown, England, 1700-1710
Womens pair of straight tie shoes of white rand construction with needlepoint upcurved toes and covered Louis heels. Shoes consist of red and cream silk brocade uppers with high vandyked tongue covered by pointed latchets with small open sides and tied by modern red braid with oblique side seams all bound in red silk. Uppers decorated with silver braid trim to cover cuts to centre fronts when shoes have been enlarged after manufacture. Shoes lined with blue silk, linen and white kid and the insole is brown leather with heels covered in red Morocco.
MarksJoseph Box collection label pasted on outsole, printed black text on paper label, 'From JOSEPH BOX, / BOOT MAKER BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT TO / H.R.H. THE PRINCESS OF WALES, / H.I.H. THE CROWN PRINCESS OF GERMANY AND / H.R.H. THE PRINCESS LOUIS OF HESSE, / 187, REGENT STREET, LONDON.Established 1808'
Numbers written in corners of label, LH top in pencil, '378', perpendicular to text,'2', perpendicular to text, RH text within circle, '52', pasted paper label on left shoe, RH top of Box label, in black ink, '131'