Pair of women's T-strap shoes

French (Paris)

Object Place: France


21.5 x 7 x 11.2 cm (8 7/16 x 2 3/4 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk and metal thread embroidery, leather, and glass stone buttons

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pair of slippers of pinkish tan satin with medium Louis heels, sharply pointed toes and “T” strap, embroidered with rose, pink, blue, and yellow silks, and a little gold metal thread in symmetrical small-scale floral design, edges piped with gilded leather, “T” straps fastened on each side with rhinestone buttons, lined with white kid and on each inner sole stamped on gold: “A. Gillet, 352 Rue St. Honoré, Paris”; light blue velvet shoe trees inserted in toes.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins