Riding boots, Bartley & Sons, London, England, circa 1920-1930. Leather, cotton, canvas. 11.5″ w x 20.25″ l. Collection of Shelburne Museum. 2000-24.79 a-b
Polo boots that belonged to J. Watson Webb, husband of Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb. These tall boots have red/brown leather feet, with a leather stripe up the back of the calf and a leather patch on the inside of the calf. The legs are ecru cotton canvas and have narrow brown buckle at top. The soles of these boots are leather. Low stacked heel an rounded toes. Leather patches on inside at knee.