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Red velvet upper embroidered with pale blue silk and gilt-silver yarns in conventional spray with bow, gilt-silver bobbin lace along top. Pointed toe. Brown leather covered curved high wood heel, top piece. Leather sole. suede and white leather insole, leather lining. {ref.: Seligman and Hughes,...

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Collection Simonetti (Rome); purchased by Elizabeth Day McCormick; gift to MFA, November 10, 1943.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

European, 1740s

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10.5 x 7.8 x 21 cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Silk velvet embroidered with silk and metallic yarns, metallic lace, silk satin binding tape, leather lining, and leather heel and sole


Textiles and Fashion Arts