Pair of children's shoes

French
1715–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

13.7 x 4.5 x 6.8 cm (5 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1730a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade with silvered metal thread lace, silk ribbon, and leather heel, sole and lining

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Uppers: white silk brocaded with salmon and green silk and silver yarns in floral motifs; silver lace at lapped side and butted back seams and toplines; latchets tie over round tongues with white grosgrain binding. Pointed toes. Light brown leather soles with darker tanned design of bird standing on heart on peak. White leather-covered wedged heels. White kid insoles and linings; brown leather stiffeners. Condition: fair; silk deteriorated.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection