Pair of women's mules

about 1770

Object Place: Europe


9.7 x 10 x 22.5 cm (3 13/16 x 3 15/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with silvered- metallic yarn, silvered loop fringe, silk satin binding tape, leather lining and leather and heel and sole

Out on Loan

On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Green damask(?) silk upper embroidered with silver yarns in conventional motif; band of silver fringe and pink silk binding along top. Pointed toe. Brown leather covered wood Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole. White leather insole, leather lining. ref.: Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, Pl. 26E


Attilio Simonetti (dealer; b. 1843 - d. 1925), Rome. 1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection