Pair of Shoe Buckles in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1740-1780

GUSN

GUSN-100691

Description

Pair of paste rectangular shoe buckles in original box, two rows of various shaped colorless pastes and paste flowers at top, bottom and corners set in silver, copper strip with engraved geometric pattern; steel hinged chape and tongue. Wooden box covered in black shagreen, cream and black silk lining.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
silver (metal)
copper (metal)
BUCKLE, SHOE

Inscription

"Perrin Road / Brookline / Mass / Miss Ewina [or Emma] L Loring / Gov Shirley's / Shoe buckles." (Ink)

Additional Identification Number

134

Related Items

Title Oil painting of Governor William Shirley Accession Number 1941.343

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

1 15/16 in (A); 1 15/16 in (B) x 2 5/8 in (A); 2 5/8 in (B) x 1 in (A); 1 1/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.57a-c

Exhibition Notes

"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.