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Women's Slip-on Shoes with Flower Embroidery

Unknownca. 1840

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

The flat shoes in slip-on shoe form end in a carré-shaped toe. The arched instep is adorned with a pleated, pink lace trim and all edges are trimmed with silk ribbon. The front and sides are lavishly embroidered with blossoms and branches. The chenille thread offers the embroidery sculptural depth. The sides and insole are lined in cream coloured glacé leather and the toecap is lined in linen.

Details

  • Title: Women's Slip-on Shoes with Flower Embroidery
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: ca. 1840
  • Stylistic point of origin: England
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Provenance: 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1992 Christie’s, London, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Physical Dimensions: h6.5 x d26 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Type: Shoes
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Cream white woollen cloth, embroidery of multi-coloured silk and chenille thread, plain weave rose silk ribbon; lining: linen, white glacé leather; outer sole: brown leather

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