Pair of mules

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1890

GUSN

GUSN-35994

Description

Gray silk satin shoes; trimmed with scroll and floral pattern of cut steel beads; slip-on style; pointed toe 3-1/2" vamp; round throat. Leather sole has narrow waist which continues along heel; 2" heel covered with red satin with topstitching; lined with red silk/cotton sateen; padded inside.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mules (shoes)
footwear
silk (textile)
leather
beading (process)
Women's clothing
Shoe

Label

In terms of quality and output, the American shoe industry caught up with shoe manufacturing in England and France by the end of the nineteenth century. Even so, these mules ornamented with steel cut beads, purchased in Paris in 1890, carried an extra measure of cachet.

Additional Identification Number

1933.1141A-B

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Dimensions

2 7/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1933.1141AB