Pair of women's mules

European
1700–40s


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

10.6 x 27.5 cm (4 3/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1720a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-rib embroidered with silk and metallic thread, silk and metallic trim, silk satin binding tape, leather and silk satin-twill, and leather heel and sole

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ribbed salmon silk upper embroidered with silver yarns in conventional vegetative motif; band of silver and white silk embroidery and blue silk binding along top. Pointed toe. Brown leather covered wood Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole. Green ribbed silk and brown leather insole, leather lining. Condition: uppers worn at toe. ref.: Seligman an Hughes, Domestic Needlework, Pl. 26F.

Provenance

Former Collection Simonetti (Rome)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection