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Slipper tops

Object Number: 
1948.399ab
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Wool, metal
Dimensions: 
overall a: 7 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 18.7 x 15.9 x 0.3 cm ) overall b: 7 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 18.4 x 15.6 x 0.3
Description: 
Pair of shield-shaped slipper tops made of red wool felt on burlap ground; they are embroidered in metallic thread in an arabesque design in the center and otherwise with dense couching stitch throughout.
Gallery Label: 
The accession record indicates that these were once part of a pair of wedding slippers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group