Object StatementTie shoes (pair), part of Joseph Box collection, womens, linen / leather / metal, maker unknown, probably England, 1675-1725
Physical DescriptionWomens pair of straight tie shoes of white rand construction with fingertip pointed toes and covered Louis heels. Shoes consist of linen uppers embroidered with pink blue and yellow floral motifs featuring medium high tongue and small open sides with short unpierced latchets to tie over the tongue. Side seams and edges are all bound with heel covered in matching fabric. Shoes lined in white kid with leather insole arrow shaped and turned over to form toe puff. Leather sole stitched in the channel.
MarksJoseph Box collection label pasted on outsole of both shoes, 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 corner of label, perpendicular to main text, LH top in pencil, '115A / 7', paper label pasted to outsole, printed text, 'This article has been treated / with Carboxymethylcellulose / with 0.1% Mercuric Chloride.'