probably British

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An attractive design employing a light colored cotton upper with a boldly contrasting leather tip detailed in white chain stitching highlights these demure slippers. This style remained fashionable for some time; although seen here with a rounded point toe and wedge heel, another example from the collection (2009.300.1473a, b) features the sharply pointed toe and tiny waisted heel of the previous two decades. The heel, nicely repeating the leather of the tip, shows the gradual transition to the completely flat styles which appeared by the end of the 1810s.

Slippers, cotton, leather, silk, probably British

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