1815-1825 ca. Dark Green Leather Woman’s Slippers, French. Made in France and worn in Boston, Massachusetts, United States by Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Welles), American, 1784–1826. Dark green leather uppers, green silk bow at fronts, lapped side seams; green silk bindings, black silk ribbon ties; plain linen drawstring at fronts; white leather insoles and quarter linings, white linen vamp linings; leather soles. Written in ink on insole: “Droit” Written in ink on fabric label inside shoe: “Slippers. Mrs. B. Welles 1820-1825
Worn by: Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Welles) (American, 1784–1826)French, worn in America about 1815–25.
Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949
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