Pair of chopines

Possibly 1740s

Object Place: Venice, Italy


13.9 x 11.4 x 21.3 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk cut velvet with linen foundation, silk satin ribbon, metallic lace, gilt-silver galloon, leather, felted wool, metal nail, and wood

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



Platform with split vamp of salmon-pink silk ciselé (cut and uncut) velvet in vegetative motif trimmed with pink silk ruching and gilt-silver lace over instep, gilt-silver galloon at edges. Open toe. Wood stilt covered like vamp with gilt-silver lace in vegetative motif and brass tacks along bottom, gilt-silver galloon at front and back, pink and white tassel suspended from toe. Leather toe. Tooled leather insole, white leather vamp lining. Condition: pile worn; trim much deteriorated and missing.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection