Object StatementBuckle shoe, part of Joseph Box collection, womens, silk / leather / metal, maker unknown, England, c. 1760-1769
Physical DescriptionBuckle shoe, indoor, womens, silk satin / leather / [silver], maker unknown, England, c1760-1769
Womens single straight indoor buckle shoe of turnshoe construction with fingertip pointed toe and covered wedged louis heel. Shoe consists of fawn silk satin upper featuring a medium high tongue covered by rounded end straps with a silver buckle, straight side seams at mid waist, top edge binding over back seam. Upper lined in white kid, linen and pale blue silk and the sock is white kid. Heel covered in the same silk satin and the sole is brown edged leather with a smooth forepart, rough waist and breast.
(See object file for specialist report by June Swann)
MarksJoseph Box collection label pasted on outsole of shoe, printed black text on paper label, 'From JOSEPH BOX, / BOOT MAKER BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS 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 corner of label, LH top, printed text in black on pasted paper label, '120', perpendicular to main text, RH top in ink, '13'