Pair of women's buckle shoes

Possibly English
1770s


Object Place: England (possibly)

Dimensions

Length: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.505a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk; leather sole and lining

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Yellow silk tafetta upper embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in floral sprays; latchets cross over square tongue (no buckle); yellow silk binding at top, over side and back seams. Peaked toe. Yellow silk taffeta covered Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole and insole. White leather lining.

Provenance

1944, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection