Shoe

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1760-1770

GUSN

GUSN-34418

Description

This womens shoe is covered in beige ribbed silk brocaded with green leaves and purple flowers. The shoe toe and last are cream and green with purple flowers. The edges around the ankle are bound with green tape. The last and lappets are bound with white tape. There is at least one old repair stitched with green silk thread on the upper toe. The curved, carved wooden heel is 2 3/4 inches thick and covered with silk on the sides, with a central back seam. The shoe has a dog-leg side seam, square tongue and an oval toe.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shoes (footwear)
footwear
brocade (textile)
stitching
silk (textile)
floral patterns
weddings
Women's clothing
Silk
Brocade
Hand Stitched
Floral
Wedding
Shoe

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Credit Line

Gift of Frances L. Chace

Accession Number

1931.1667

Places

Possibly United Kingdom