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Woman's shoe, silver gilt brocaded silk

1730-1750
Origin: England
OL: 9 1/2"; OH at heel: 5 1/2" OW: 3 1/4"; instep 3 1/2"
Silk brocaded with metallic threads, silk damask, linen, leather
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1952-356,2
Woman's shoe, one of a pair, constructed of silk brocaded with silver gilt metallic threads in a semi-abstract pattern of leaves and half circles enclosing radiating half circles. Pointed toe, high square tongue, two flaps for buckling across instep, and 3 1/8"-high shaped thick heel. Binding of white silk ribbon. Linen plain-woven linings; peach silk damask lining on upper portion of tongue. Leather soles; wooden heels. Shoes are "straights."

Construction History:

1. 1730-1750: Initial Construction
2. January 15, 1954: Repairs by Ernest LoNano