Pair of woman's shoes with toe protectors

About 1810–30

Object Place: France


8.5 x 5.1 x 23 cm (3 3/8 x 2 x 9 1/16 in.) with toe protector

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, cotton lining, silk ribbon, silk woven tape, and leather

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Shoes: purple silk upper, lapped side seams, purple silk binding and loops for long green silk woven lace(to be laced over ankle). Square toe. Maroon leather low heel indented. Leather sole. White leather insole, white cotton lining. Toe protectors: brown leather upper with brown silk binding. Leather sole, insole, white leather lining. Leather-covered double spring to fasten over heel. Condition: silk faded, leather on toe protectors disintegrating, spring covering on (d) disintegrated.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection