Pair of woman's riding boots

about 1890

Object Place: Europe


Overall: 64 x 25cm (25 3/16 x 9 13/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather embroidered with silk and metallic yarns

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s riding boot. Dark brown leather upper embroidered with gilt-silver yarns with blue, red, green, black silk details in motifs of swag with tassel at top border; horse with decorative motifs to sides, fleur-de-lis below, at top; scrolling fleur-de-lis along seam between top and vamp; arms with griffin on toe; stylized brass spur with rowel, inscribed “BTE S.G.D.G.”; lapped side, butted back seams. Round toe. Dark brown leather covered Louis heel, brass to piece with decorative border. Leather sole. Blue leather top lining, twill tape straps.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection