Pair of ecclesiastical shoes

18th century

Object Place: Europe


28.1 x 9.5 x 98.8 cm (11 1/16 x 3 3/4 x 38 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk with gold metal thread and sequin embroidery, leather, and linen lining

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Red silk taffeta upper embroidered with gilt-silver yarns, wire and sequins in scrolling floral motif, cross on vamp; latchets with red ribbed silk ribbon ties tie over low round tongue; gold silk binding along top; lapped side, butted back seams. Round toe. Flat heel. Leather sole. Buff leather insole, quarter lining; plain cotton vamp lining. Condition: patch at toe of (a), silk and binding worn in places.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection