Pair of women's mules

European
about 1770


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

43.1721a-b

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

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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

Provenance

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