Pair of men's tie shoes

Possibly French or Italian
1770–85


Object Place: France or Italy (Possibly)

Dimensions

29.5 x 10.4 x 12.8 cm (11 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1752a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with silk and metallic yarns; leather soles and heels

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk damask upper embroidered with silver yarns in floral motif; latchets with blue silk ribbon tie cross over round tongue; white silk binding along top embroidered with silver in zig-zag pattern. Round toe. Red leather covered flat heel, top piece. Leather sole. White leather insole, lining. ref.: Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, pl. 27D.

Provenance

Former Coll. G. Saville Seligman (London).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection