Pair of women's buckle shoes

Possibly English
1730s


Object Place: England (possibly)

Dimensions

10.8 x 9 x 23.7 cm (4 1/4 x 3 9/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.502a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with metallic thread, silk and metallic braid applique, silk satin binding tape, leather, silk and linen lining, and leather soles

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dark green silk satin upper embroidered with silver yarns and wire and gilt-silver strips in conventional floral motif; latchets cross over high square tongue (no buckle); dark green silk binding at top, silver galloon over side, back seams. Peaked toe. Louis heel covered like upper embroidered with silver galloon, top piece. Leather sole. White leather welt, brown leather insole; cotton vamp lining, white figured silk lining tongue; white leather quarter lining. Condition: tarnished, worn.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection