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Pair of women's buckle shoes

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Green silk velvet upper embroidered with silver yarns in conventional vegetative motif; latchets cross over round tongue (no buckle); silver fringe and salmon silk binding at top and over side and back seams. Pointed toe. Brown wood heel (19c. replacement?) Brown leather sole. Tan leather insole...

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Former Coll. Simonetti (Rome).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably Italian, 1690–1720

Object Place

Italy (probably)


15.3 x 8.5 x 22 cm (6 x 3 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, embroidered with metallic yarns, trimmed with metallic fringe,silk ribbon, leather sole and wood heel


Textiles and Fashion Arts