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Ecclesiastical shoe

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Red silk satin upper embroidered with gilt-silver yarns and wire in cross on vamp and trimmed with gilt-silver galloon along top, over side and back seams; latchets with red silk ribbon ties with tassels tie over high round tongue; red silk binding along top. Round toe. Flat heel covered with...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, mid-18th century

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27 x 9.7 x 13.7 cm (10 5/8 x 3 13/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin with gold metal thread embroidery, gold metal braid, silk ribbon, leather, and silk lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts