Queen Victoria’s Ivory Dancing Slippers

Queen Victoria’s ivory dancing slippers of silk satin, made between 1851 and 1860. For comfort and practicality, they have leather soles and no heel, plus ribbon ties (not visible). In all they are very similar to modern ballet slippers.  The label reads

‘GUNDRY & SON/Boot & shoe Makers/TO THE QUEEN/The Prince of Wales/THE ROYAL FAMILY/H.R.H THE DUCHESS OF KENT/and the/PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF THE BELGIANS/1 Soho square London’

Museum of London

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