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Pair of woman's shoes

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Woman's shoe with very low Louis heel, pointed toe, upper in upper part of tan cotton bound with red silk ribbon and laced over instep with red silk ribbon, lower part and heel of leather, ornamented with white silk chain stitch embroidery, lined with white linen, light blue piece of kid leather...

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Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

French or English, worn in America, 1805–10

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture



23.9 x 7.1 x 8.8 cm (9 7/16 x 2 13/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, leather, silk plain weave binding tape, silk plain weave ribbon laces, silk chain stitch embroidery, linen plain weave and leather lining, and leather heel and soles


Textiles and Fashion Arts