Object StatementBuckle shoes (pair), with buckle, part of Joseph Box collection, womens, silk / leather / linen / metal / steel, maker unknown / Boulton & Smith, England, 1780-1804
Physical DescriptionBuckle shoes, pair, womens, silk / leather / linen / metal, and buckle, maker unknown, England, 1780-1804
Womens pair of straight buckle shoes of turnshoe construction with blunt oval toes and covered thin louis heels. Shoes consist of grey blue ribbed silk uppers with silver embroidered floral motif on vamp, medium high tongue, square toe, round straps to buckle over vamp, one of which is pierced and a straight side seam. Uppers lined in natural leather and the insole is brown leather. Heels covered in matching grey blue ribbed silk are white stitched in the channel. Sole is of sueded brown leather.
Men's buckle of plated steel overlaid with black morocco and stamped 'Boulton & Smith Patent'.
MarksStamped on the back side of the buckle, 'BOULTON & SMITHS / PATENT' and the method of manufacture stamped, 'SOHO / PLATED'