Tennis shoe, one of pair, womens, leather / rubber, made by Joseph Box, exhibition work, London, England, 1886
Womens one of a pair, Oxford style front lace tennis shoe with red covered rand construction, narrow oval toe and covered spring wedge heel. Shoe consists of tan Morocco upper featuring winged vamp, closed tab, stitched over front lacing, 5 pairs of buttonholed lace eyelets with red laces in inverted V pattern over tongue with rounded top, red flared backstrap and red top edge bound. Throat features a row of scalloped stitches. Shoe lined in white kid and the sock is also in white kid. Heel covered in Morocco and rubber sole continues under the heel.
(See object file for specialist report by June Swann)
Manufacturer on sock of both shoes, printed text and trademark in gold, crown with text beneath 'BY APPOINTMENT'
Text adjacent in script, 'Joseph Box / Regent St. London. W.'