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Pair of women's buckle shoes

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Red leather upper, latchets cross over round tongue, lapped side and closed back seams, pink silk binding at top. Pointed toe. White leather covered Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole seamed across center. White leather insole and lining. Condition: much worn, binding disintegrated.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

European, about 1780

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11 x 7.5 x 21.1 cm (4 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 8 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather with silk ribbon edging


Textiles and Fashion Arts