17th century shoe of the Duchess of Norfolk

17th century shoe baroque period. Vintage Boho style.

Lady Mary Mordaunt’s black silk shoe

17th century shoe of the Duchess of Norfolk. Baroque period.


LADY MARY MORDAUNT (Mary Howard, Duchess of Norfolk and 7th Baroness Mordaunt, British peeress c.1659–17 November 1705) was the owner of this shoe, the material of which is closely spotted black silk. The shoe is without bow, tie, or straps, and has a plain and insignificant appearance ; and its low heel makes it partake rather too much of the nature of a slipper.

Gallery: Ladies’ old-fashioned shoes by T. Watson Greig 1885.