Pair of Shoe Buckles
Each of this pair of matching shoe buckles consists of two concentric circles of colorless brilliant pastes set in white metal. The outermost circle is set with small stones in a scalloped edge, while the innermost circle is set with larger pastes. The brass-hinged chape and tongue are purely decorative. Each buckle is mounted on a piece of black leather. These buckles loosely resemble eighteenth century shoebuckles, but the scalloped edges, overall shape, and decorative rather than functional chape point toward a late nineteenth or early twentieth-century date.
Made to approximate 18th century shoe buckles.
- Location of origin
- Associated Building
- Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
- Object type
- Clothing -- Accessory
- Descriptive terms
- 1 7/8 in (1); 1 7/8 in (2) x 2 1/16 in (1); 2 1/16 in (2) (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
- Reference Notes
- For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).