Pair of shoes
Object Place: Flanders
20.5 x 9.5 x 38.6 cm (8 1/16 x 3 3/4 x 15 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Paper with silk, glass bead, and metal thread embroidery, mounted on leather
Not On View
Paper and cloth covered vamp embroidered with gilt-silver yarns, wires, foil and bits of red and mirrored glass in motif of quatrefoils and oval rosettes; fleur-de-lis formed at throat, red velvet quarters, butted seams. Long pointed toe solidly embroidered with gilt-silver yarns in herringbone pattern on top, embroidered like vamp on bottom. Brown leather sole with stacked leather flat heel. Leather insole, lining. Turnshoe construction. Condition: tarnished and worn, some embroidery and glass missing.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection