Pair of women's buckle shoes

European
1770–1780s


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

10.2 x 8.6 x 22.7 cm (4 x 3 3/8 x 8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.490a-b

Medium or Technique

Printed alum tanned leather, applied colors, wood heel.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Polychrome printed white leather upper in motif of lace ribbons, flowers and birds; latchets cross over square tongue (no buckle); butted side and back seams; white leather binding at top, over side and back seams. Pointed toe. Louis heel covered like upper, top piece. Leather sole and insole. White leather welt and lining. Condition: printing badly worn, especially at toes; binding worn.

Provenance

1944, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 15, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection