Pair of woman's shoes

European
1780–85


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

12.5 x 7.5 x 19.5 cm (4 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.531a-b

Medium or Technique

Figured silk embroidered with silk and metallic yarns and spangles, silk satin ribbon, leather, and linen lining

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White figured silk upper embroidered with polychrome silk and silver yarns and spangles in conventional floral sprigs on instep and along sides; pink silk satin latchets cross over square tongue (no buckle); pink silk binding at top and over side and back seams. Round toe. Pink satin covered Louis heel embroidered like upper at back, top piece. Leather sole. Plain cotton insole, green silk damask lining in floral motif. Condition: soiled; upper splitting around heel.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection