Pair of woman's tie shoes

English
1720–30s


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 8 x 22 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.489a-b

Medium or Technique

Linen with silk embroidery, silk ribbon, and leather

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Yellow linen upper solidly embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in motif of plant in lozenge; latchets (with holes for tie) cross over high squared tongue; butted side and back seams; pink silk strips along top and over seams. Pointed toe. Red leather Louis heel. Brown leather sole. White leather welt. Brown leather insole, no lining. Condition: faded, silk strips deteriorated. Ref.: Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, Pl. 27B.

Provenance

Former Coll. Baroness d'Erlanger.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection