Shoe Buckles

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1775-1790

GUSN

GUSN-102680

Description

Pair of round shoe buckles set with horseshoe shaped colorless pastes in steel mounted in a steel frame, gold colored metal swags applied to the inner border, steel chape.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUCKLE, SHOE

Additional Identification Number

2132

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Title Tortoiseshell comb Accession Number 1945.28
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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Probably England

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

2 11/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 1 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1945.51ab

Reference Notes

For more information on pastes see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 115-120; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 54-55. For more information on shoe buckles see White, Carolyn L. "American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820," (2005).