Pair of man's boots

Possible European
Possibly 19th century

Object Place: Europe?


47 x 25 cm (18 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather, suede, silk velvet

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s boots of light gray-white leather upper and sole with appliquéd white leather bands, decorative piece on instep; tops slashed in leaf motif and border; butted seams. Olive green silk velvet under slashes with white silk lining. These boots, possibly theater or fancy dress, made in the style of late 16th century (see: Davenport, Book of Costume 2, p.565, fig. 1480).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection