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Patten

1720-1730
Origin: England
Length: 9" Width: 3"
Leather, silk (straps), wool (lining)
Gift of Mrs. Cora Ginsburg
Acc. No. 1991-473,1
Woman's patten, clog or overshoe, one of a pair, made of leather and silk brocaded with salmon, red, yellow, and light green silk on cream ground, bound around the edges with pink ribbon. Two straps extend to fasten over the instep with silk ribbon tied through eyelets. Flat leather sole with pointed toe and oval heel.The arch is built up in a wedge shape to support the arch of a shoe with a high heel. Woolen lining.

Construction History:
1. 1720-1730: Initial Construction