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Pair of shoe buckles

Silver plated copper buckles with steel tines. Silver plate worn through on high points. Alternating stamped design of floral and geometric pattern.


each with scratched initials "EH" on reverse.


Probably belonged to Elisha Holmes before 1848; Descended in the family (on her paternal side) to Anne Moffet; to the MFA June, 1992, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Warren Christie Moffett in loving memory of her mother, Ruth Seymour Bergen Dort

about 1790–1800

Object Place

New York or New Jersey, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver; copper




Jewelry / Adornment