Pair of women's mules

European
late 17th–early 18th century


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

11 x 9.5 x 22.5 cm (4 5/16 x 3 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1716a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather, silk velvet, silk satin rushing with silvered metal toe, leather lining and leather heel and sole

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Orange silk velvet upper, gold silk tape ruching and binding at top, silver toe piece in stylized floral motif. Pointed toe. Brown leather covered Louis heel, top piece. Dark brown leather sole. White leather insole, leather lining. Condition: faded, velvet split above toe piece, insole deteriorated. [Ref.: Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, Pl. 26G]

Provenance

Former Collection Simonetti (Rome)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection