Pair of printed velvet clog overshoes

Made in England, 1780-1799.

This pair of printed velvet clog overshoes featured in the Bethnal Green Museum Shoe Exhibition held in London, England in 1897. The overshoes come from an important collection of footwear and shoemaking objects thought to have been initiated by the London shoemaker, Robert Dixon Box, and consolidated by his son, Joseph Box and the Box Kingham family during the second half of the 1800s. The collection ranges from remnants of leather shoes from the Middle Ages found in English archaeological site...


Clog overshoes, pair, womens, printed velvet / leather, maker unknown, England, c1780-1799

Pair of womens clog overshoes stitched in the channel with needlepoint toes and low socket for small heel and shoe. Overshoes consist of orange brown and red velvet square ended straps to tie through a single pair of unworked holes over the shoe with edges bound in red leather. Wedge covered in velvet and heel guards in red leather. Uppers lined in dirty white leather and insole is brown leather stitched in the channel over the wedge. Heel socket is made for a small heel and there are holes in the toe and heel socket. The dark brown leather sole is stitched in the channel.

(See object file for specialist report by June Swann)


80 mm
40 mm


This pair of printed velvet clog overshoes was made in England in around 1780-1799.

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Pair of printed velvet clog overshoes 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 March 2017, <>
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