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Pair of shoemaker's sample shoes

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Punched white leather upper with wheels, circles and chevrons trimmed with yellow silk tassels; narrow latchets with white-and-yellow silk tie (not original) with tassels through narrow round tongue; closed side and back seams. Round toe. White leather covered clog. Leather sole, white leather...

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Former Coll. Simonetti (Rome)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably Italian, 1610–20

Object Place

Italy (probably)


Overall: 12.1 x 6 x 16.5 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.) Other (heel): 5cm (1 15/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stamped and punched leather; trimmed with silk tassels


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Sample / Specimen