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Pair of woman's buckle shoes

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Red wool broadcloth upper embroidered with white silk yarns in serpentine leaf pattern along top and over seams; latchets close over heart-shaped tongue (no buckle); butted side and back seams, peaked toe. White leather covered Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole and insole, possibly linen...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, 1720–40

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13 x 8.5 x 23.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool embroidered with silk, linen lining, and leather heel and sole


Textiles and Fashion Arts