Pair of children's mules

late 18th century

Object Place: Europe


5.9 x 4.4 x 12.3 cm (2 5/16 x 1 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with gilt metal thread and spangles, silk binding, silk satin lining, and leather sole

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red silk velvet upper embroidered with gilt-silver wire and spangles in motif of crossed branches and crown on vamp, cross branches on quarters; six eyelet holes at front opening for maroon silk ribbon lace; maroon silk binding along top; lapped sideseams. Square toe. Leather sole. White silk insole, lining; cotton padding. Condition: faded; no lace in one of them.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman