Woman's mule

European
1740s


Object Place: Europe?

Dimensions

10.5 x 7.8 x 21 cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.1733

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet embroidered with silk and metallic yarns, metallic lace, silk satin binding tape, leather lining, and leather heel and sole

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red velvet upper embroidered with pale blue silk and gilt-silver yarns in conventional spray with bow, gilt-silver bobbin lace along top. Pointed toe. Brown leather covered curved high wood heel, top piece. Leather sole. suede and white leather insole, leather lining. ref.: Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, pl. 26K

Provenance

Collection Simonetti (Rome); purchased by Elizabeth Day McCormick; gift to MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection