Pair of woman's shoes with toe protectors

French
About 1810–30


Object Place: France

Dimensions

8.5 x 5.1 x 23 cm (3 3/8 x 2 x 9 1/16 in.) with toe protector

Accession Number

43.1737a-d

Medium or Technique

Silk, cotton lining, silk ribbon, silk woven tape, and leather

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Shoes: purple silk upper, lapped side seams, purple silk binding and loops for long green silk woven lace(to be laced over ankle). Square toe. Maroon leather low heel indented. Leather sole. White leather insole, white cotton lining. Toe protectors: brown leather upper with brown silk binding. Leather sole, insole, white leather lining. Leather-covered double spring to fasten over heel. Condition: silk faded, leather on toe protectors disintegrating, spring covering on (d) disintegrated.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection