Tie shoe, one of pair, womens, embroidered linen / leather, maker unknown, [England], late 17th - early 18th century
Womens straight tie shoe of white rand construction with fingertip pointed toe and covered louis heel. Shoe consists of linen upper embroidered with pink blue and yellow floral motifs featuring medium high tongue and small open sides with short unpierced latchets to tie over the tongue. Side seams and edges are all bound. Heel covered in matching fabric. Shoe lined in white kid with leather insole arrow shaped and turned over to form toe puff. Leather sole stitched in the channel.
(See object file for specialist report by June Swann)
Joseph Box collection label pasted on outsole of shoe, printed black text on paper label, 'From JOSEPH BOX, / BOOT MAKER BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT TO / H.R.H. THE PRINCESS OF WALES, / H.I.H. THE CROWN PRINCESS OF GERMANY AND / H.R.H. THE PRINCESS LOUIS OF HESSE, / 187, REGENT STREET, LONDON. Established 1808'
Numbers written in corner of label, perpendicular to main text, LH top in pencil, '115A / 7', paper label pasted to outsole, printed text, 'This article has been treated / with Carboxymethylcellulose / with 0.1% Mercuric Chloride.'