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Pair of women's high-button shoes

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Blue-violet velvet upper, lapped side and butted back seams, scalloped closure with round black buttons side front. Square toe. Blue-violet velvet covered Louis heel with leather top piece. Leather sole. White leather insole, gray silk lining, black leather lining behind buttonholes.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Johnson

French, 1875–80

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20.3 x 6 x 23 cm (8 x 2 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, silk faille lining, glass buttons, and leather


Textiles and Fashion Arts