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A FINE PAIR OF LADIES SHOES OF FIGURED GREEN SILK, CIRCA 1733
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A FINE PAIR OF LADIES SHOES OF FIGURED GREEN SILK, CIRCA 1733

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A FINE PAIR OF LADIES SHOES OF FIGURED GREEN SILK, CIRCA 1733
lined in white kid with white kid rands; and a pair of wood and metal pattens, 19th century; and a length of 18th century silk (3)
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This lot does not include a length of 18th century silk.

Lot Essay

Shoes constructed of silk identical to a sample in the collection of the V&A dated 1733, from or after a design by Anna Maria Garthwaite. See 'The Victoria & Albert Museum's Textile Collection: Woven Textiles Design in Britain to 1750,' pps. 66 & 67.

Thought to be the only example of extant shoes made from a Garthwaite silk.

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