Pair of women's buckle shoes

Probably Italian
1690–1720


Object Place: Italy (probably)

Dimensions

15.3 x 8.5 x 22 cm (6 x 3 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.491a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, embroidered with metallic yarns, trimmed with metallic fringe,silk ribbon, leather sole and wood heel

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Green silk velvet upper embroidered with silver yarns in conventional vegetative motif; latchets cross over round tongue (no buckle); silver fringe and salmon silk binding at top and over side and back seams. Pointed toe. Brown wood heel (19c. replacement?) Brown leather sole. Tan leather insole and lining. Condition: embroidery worn in places, binding faded and worn.

Provenance

Attilio Simonetti (dealer; b. 1843 - d. 1925), Rome. 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