1700 - 1800
Wood, wool, horsehair, iron, copper alloy and leather
51 cm (H); 32 cm (Length)Order this image
Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
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Boot - One of a pair of gambados in black leather with brown leather tops and part lining. The toe is rounded and the sole shaped over a thin covering of leather over wood, there is horsehair under the leather on the top of the sole. 2 buckles on a piece of leather is attached to the top of the leg at the side centre. There is a narrow strip of leather around the base of the leg fixed with brass studs. The leather sock (sashoon) is padded. There is a back strap. The top section of brown leather is quilted and padded with lambs wool. Size 13 in. (male) The rear vertical edge of the opening is reinforced with an iron strip inside the leather – detected with magnet. Assume this is the damaged boot to right of image.
Charles Paget Wade Collection, Snowshill Manor