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Pair of women's chopines

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Chopines with split vamp of salmon-pink cut and white uncut silk velvet in floral motif, trimmed with pink silk ribbon ruching and gilt-silver lace over instep, gilt-silver galloon at edges; six holes along split. Open toe. Wood or cork stilt covered with velvet, gilt-silver lace in vegetative...

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Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, 28 August, 1946.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Late 17th–early 18th century

Object Place

Venice, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 11.1 x 23 cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

46.770a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk cut velvet with gilt-metal lace trim and linen lining, silk satin ribbon, metallic woven trim, metal nails, wood, and leather

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes