Pair of woman's shoes, European, 1780–85. White figured silk upper embroidered with polychrome silk and silver yarns and spangles in conventional floral sprigs on instep and along sides; pink silk satin latchets cross over square tongue (no buckle); pink silk binding at top and over side and back seams. Round toe. Pink satin covered Louis heel embroidered like upper at back, top piece. Leather sole. Plain cotton insole, green silk damask lining in floral motif. MFA, Boston
Shoes, 1780-790, England, Leather, Linen. Made from black leather with a brown leather sole and lined with cream linen with a brown leather sock. They are decorated with a black edge binding also to the back and side seams. They are a turnshoe construction.
Mules, c.1730, France. 'Pearl-embroidered' upper with coloured floral motif on off-white background, cream tawed lining and insole; brown, vegetally tanned leather welt, sole, wooden heel covering and toecap. Especially notable for sablé or 'pearl-embroidered' ornamentation, a technique resembling that of needlepoint lace: tiny glass beads are mounted on horizontal threads and surrounded with a network of blanket stitching. Popular in the 1730s on furniture but extremely rare on shoes."
Women's shoes, 1770-1780, America (worn in); England or Europe (made in) Silk, brocaded, leather. Made of cream ribbed silk brocaded with brown and pink flowers. Shoes have pointed tongues and straps over the instep intended for removable buckles. Deeply curved heels; slightly pointed toes. Colonial Williamsburg emuseum.history.o...
Lady's shoe, 1770/1780 Ladies shoe, light green silk damask, patterned with delicate red and white stripes and scattered flowers. Ruffles adorn the neckline and a bow of pink satin ribbon. Edged with the same material a pink silk ribbon is pulled through which is attached over the instep to the loop, so the width can be adjusted. Lined white leather and linen. The heel reinforced with brown leather. Museum Weißenfels - Schloss Neu-Augustusburg
Buckle shoes, England, 1775-1785, Of turnshoe construction with blunt oval toes and covered thin louis heels. Shoes consist of grey blue ribbed silk uppers with silver embroidered floral motif on vamp, medium high tongue, square toe, round straps to buckle over vamp, one of which is pierced and a straight side seam. Uppers lined in natural leather and the insole is brown leather. Heels covered in matching grey blue ribbed silk are white stitched in the channel. Sole is of sueded brown leather.