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Pair of women's buckle shoes

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Yellow silk tafetta upper embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in floral sprays; latchets cross over square tongue (no buckle); yellow silk binding at top, over side and back seams. Peaked toe. Yellow silk taffeta covered Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole and insole. White leather lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Possibly English, 1770s

Object Place

England (possibly)


Length: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk; leather sole and lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts