Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of bedroom slippers
  • United States
  • pair of bedroom slippers, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, linen, wool, silk, beads
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1258.a,b

Slippers with leather sole and with leather next to sole. Uppers of fine cross stitch on linen in dark brown or black silk with bow knots in red, pink, blue, and green wool. Silver beads set in loop of bow knots. Bound with blue silk. Square toed. Said to have been worn by Washington's brother-in-law, Mr. Lewis.