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Pair of women's buckle shoes

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Dark green silk satin upper embroidered with silver yarns and wire and gilt-silver strips in conventional floral motif; latchets cross over high square tongue (no buckle); dark green silk binding at top, silver galloon over side, back seams. Peaked toe. Louis heel covered like upper embroidered...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Possibly English, 1730s

Object Place

England (possibly)


10.8 x 9 x 23.7 cm (4 1/4 x 3 9/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with metallic thread, silk and metallic braid applique, silk satin binding tape, leather, silk and linen lining, and leather soles


Textiles and Fashion Arts