Pair of women's shoes

Woman's buckle shoes

American
last quarter of the 18th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: possibly Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: possibly England

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 23.8 cm (3 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.) Other (heel): 4.5cm (1 3/4in.)

Accession Number

99.664.13a-b

Medium or Technique

Satin weave silk, plain weave linen lining, leather sole

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black silk shoe, latchets cross over pointed tongue, black tape binding at top and over side and backseams, pointed toe, heel covered in black silk, white insole and lining, straight or symmetrical leather sole

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone