User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pair of taffeta shoes

Start collecting

Pair of high light grayish-blue taffeta shoes, low Louis heels, square toes, laced up inner side of ankle, self bow on instep, lined with white cotton twill, white leather inner sole; somewhat faded.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Nathan Clifford

American, Third quarter of the 19th century

Object Place

United States


20 x 6 x 23.6 cm (7 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta with cotton lining and silk cord with metal tip, leather sole and inner sole


Textiles and Fashion Arts