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White silk satin uppers embroidered with yellow metallic yarns over parchment, wires, and dome-shaped ornaments in vegetative motifs; red silk binding; lapped side seams; red silk bows at throats; 8 red-stitched eyelets for front lacing. Square toes. Red morocco leather slipper soles. Red silk...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, 1850–70

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12 x 4.2 x 7 cm (4 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

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Silk satin with gilt metal thread and sequins embroidery, silk lining, and leather sole


Textiles and Fashion Arts