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Pair of woman's shoes with toe protectors

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Shoes: purple silk upper, lapped side seams, purple silk binding and loops for long green silk woven lace(to be laced over ankle). Square toe. Maroon leather low heel indented. Leather sole. White leather insole, white cotton lining. Toe protectors: brown leather upper with brown silk binding....

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, About 1810–30

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8.5 x 5.1 x 23 cm (3 3/8 x 2 x 9 1/16 in.) with toe protector

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Medium or Technique

Silk, cotton lining, silk ribbon, silk woven tape, and leather


Textiles and Fashion Arts