Pair of woman's shoes

late 18th century

Object Place: Europe


12 x 7 x 20.5 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk with silk, metal thread, and metal spangle embroidery, silk ribbon, leather, and linen lining

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White figured silk embroidered with polychrome silk and silver yarns and sequins in floral motif; latchets cross over pointed tongue; white silk binding along top and over side and back seams. Pointed toe. White figured silk(does not match upper) covered Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole. Plain cotton insole and vamp lining, white leather quarter lining. Condition: soiled; binding and upper worn at back.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection