Pair of women's mules

European
1730s–1740s


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

43.1719a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk and mettalic brocade, silk satin, metallic and silk trim, leather and silk satin lining,and leather heel and sole

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Salmon silk upper with pale blue, yellow and white silk and silver brocading yarns in floral motif; green silk pleated ribbon and gilt-silver and white silk trim along top. Pointed toe. Brown leather covered wood Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole. Yellow silk and white leather insole, leather lining. Condition: leather on heel disintegrating. Ref.: Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, Pl. 26L.

Provenance

Former Collection Simonetti (Rome)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection