Pair of women's mules

sablé

French
1725–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

7 x 7 x 22.5 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2257a-b

Medium or Technique

Glass beads, silk thread,, and leather; sablé

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Vamps of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches in motif of polychrome man and woman dancing (each vamp mirrors other) on white background with decorative border at top edge; narrow metallic galloon binding. Pointed toes. White leather-covered Louis heels, top pieces. White leather welts. Brown leather soles. White kid insoles and linings.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection