19th century

Object Place: probably France


12 x 7.7 x 26.2 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paper and silk with metal thread, glass bead, and sequin embroidery mounted on linen and leather

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



Paper and cloth covered vamp embroidered with gitl-silver wire and spangles and red and green glass beads in motif of circle containing, “XX;” fleur-de-lis formed at throat; pink cotton(?) covered quarters; butted backseam. Long pointed toe solidly embroidered with gilt-silver yarns in herringbone pattern on top, embroidered with gilt-silver wire and spangles in motif of flower in circle on bottom with gilt-silver bound cord at edges. Brown leather sole with flat stacked leather heel. Leather insole, lining. Turnshoe construction. Condition: tarnished and worn, some embroidery missing.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection