Pair of children's shoes

16th century


12.3 x 4.5 x 7.7 cm (4 13/16 x 1 3/4 x 3 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; satin with silk ribbon, gilt metal and spangle embroidery, gilt metal thread tassels, leather and parchment lining, and leather heel and sole

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Europe , Textiles and Fashion Arts



Green silk uppers embroidered with yellow and white metallic wire, chain and spangles in floral motifs; pink ribbon ruching at topline, lapped side and butted back seams, welt; lappets tie over square tongues; white stitching at welts. Slightly pointed toes. Brown leather soles and stacked flat heels. Paper linings. Shoe lining is parchment with musical score.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection