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Description

Tapestry weave; white silk w/ polychrome geometric medallion at toe & heel in blues, green, gray, black, coral & orange; bound w/ blue tape. Trimmed w/ blue ruching & silver wrapped yellow "gold" thread; square toe; scalloped throat; 4" vamp; no center back seam; narrow waist; low 1" heel covered w/ blue taffeta; white leather & linen lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1875
Inscriptions
Printed paper label in shoe (B): ""Boulevard des Capucines/ No 27/ Ancien 25./ M.son LAPAQUE/ H.ri HOFFMANN Admis a/ L'Exp.on Universelle de 1855/ Chausseur/ DES DAMES/ PARIS./ English Spoken.""
Material
leather
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
tapestry (process)
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
exhibitions (events)
Expositions
footwear
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
Leather
leather
SHOES
shoes (footwear)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
tapestry (process)
Tapestry Weave
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1946.990AB
GUSN
54516

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