Slippers, 1830-1850s, made in England
Berlin woolwork embroidery with beading
Uno Troili: 'Charlotta av Ugglas' 1857
Slippers were usually worn by ladies at home during
the first half of the nineteenth century when boots were
worn outdoors. Some women purchased patterns and
embroidered slippers for themselves or their husbands.
Once the embroidery was finished it would be taken to a
shoemaker to be made up. The cost of making up a pair
of worked slippers in 1847 was 14 shillings, the same price
as a pair of ready-made French slippers.
Wool with appliqué braid, silk and leather slippers
Made in England, 1800-1850s
Nikolay Lavrov (1820-1875):
'Portrait of Yulia Zhadovskaya' (1824-1883), 1845