Pair of women's slippers

sablé

French
1830–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

6.5 x 6.3 x 22.3 cm (2 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.2260a-b

Medium or Technique

Glass beads, silk thread, silk and metal thread braid, silk lining, and leather; sablé

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Uppers of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches in red-brown and green rose motif on vamp, rose stems on quarters, on white background; lapped side and butted back seams; yellow silk and metallic galloon binding. Square toes. Vamps rounded at throats; quarters meet in point at top back. Brown leather flat soles. Pink silk red insoles and linings.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection