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Woman's mule

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Pink silk upper embroidered with silver yarns and wire in conventional motif, pink silk binding along top. Pointed toe. Red leather covered Louis heel, top piece. Leather sole. White leather welt, insole, lining. Condition: silk soiled, faded, disintegrated; binding disintegrated.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

European, 1740s

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9 x 7 x 20 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered with silk and metallic yarns on linen lining, leather lining, heel and sole


Textiles and Fashion Arts