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Slippers

Department Store:
J. Staton (British)
Date:
1795–1810
Culture:
British
Medium:
leather
Dimensions:
5 x 7 1/2 in. (12.7 x 19.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Sterling Peters, 1924
Accession Number:
2009.300.1403a, b
Not on view
Colored and patterned shoes and coordinated accessories were often worn as counterpoint to the white cotton dresses of the neoclassical period. An appealing striped pattern and color scheme enliven this pair of slippers, which feature the sharply pointed toe and low heel then in fashion. The high quality is displayed in the beautifully finished soles, which are burnished to form a decorative design accentuating the angular shape.
Marking: Stamped: "J. Staton Maker...Charring Cross/Retail & For Exportation"
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