A pair of woman's shoes

pumps

probably French
1780–90


Object Place: probably France

Dimensions

23.6 x 8.7 x 11.4 cm (9 5/16 x 3 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

44.509a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk figured, gilt metal coiled fringe and sequins, red foil, silk string, paper painted, linen and leather lining, and leather heel and sole

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Green figured silk trimmed with silver sequins and coiled fringe with portrait (man on a, woman on b) in medallion painted on paper on instep, red foil disc on toe; white cotton binding along top and over side and back seams, drawstring at front. Pointed toe. White leather covered Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole. Plain cotton insole and vamp lining, white leather quarter lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection