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Pair of women's elastic side boot

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Purple silk satin upper heavily embroidered with gilt-silver yarns and seed pearls over parchment in conventional vegetative motif; elastic side gussets replaced by blue-violet silk. Square toe. Leather sole. Black stacked leather heel. Parchment insole, white cotton lining. Condition: faded,...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Dutch, 1840–?0

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17 x 7.3 x 25 cm (6 11/16 x 2 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Silk satin with gilt metal embroidery and seed pearls over parchment, cotton lined, and leather heel and sole


Textiles and Fashion Arts