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1730s, Europe - Mules - Brocaded silk with silk embroidery, leather, and metallic trim

1720s-1740s, Europe - Mules - Silk velvet with silk and metallic bobbin lace and braid, leather lining, heel and sole

Shoes, 1770, Portugal. Lavrada polychrome silk and silver buckle with paste brilliants

  • Misato Katsuragi

    The translation is a bit off. It truly means: "Polychrome brocade silk...", "lavrada" means "brocade".

Shoes, c.1770s, Portugal, Museu Nacional do Traje

Pair of shoes French, 18th century France DIMENSIONS 11.2 x 8.3 x 24 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Silk satin, silk ribbon, leather, and linen lining

Pair of shoes French, 18th century | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sky blue, figured silk shoe, c.1790s with white leather heel. Maker unknown. Private Collection.

Mary Aspinwall of Brookline wore these to marry Joseph Goddard in 1785. Historic New England

Shoes | Clothing--Footwear | 1923.213 -- Historic New England

Pair of Woman's Shoes | LACMA Collections - 1740s-50s

Pair of Woman's Shoes | LACMA Collections

Geography: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America Date: 1760-70 Medium: Gold, steel

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Shoe Buckle

Pair of richly-embroidered shoes, 18th Century, German

IMM gyűjtemények |

Pair of Woman's Shoes England, circa 1700-1715

Buckle shoes, pair, womens, silk / leather / wood / metal, maker unknown, England, 1775-1780 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

Mule révolutionnaire à cocarde tricolore

1710 - 1730 shoe, brown leather, latchet tied over high broad tongue, straight side and rear seams, unlined, high curved and waisted sturdy wooden heel with woodworm damage, originally leather covered, edges outlined with double line of cream stitching, straight leather sole, repairs to upper, approximate length overall 200mm, approximate heel height 65mm, approximate width of sole 80mm, c1710-1730 HMCMS:WOC4550 Hampshire Museums *Wormwood damage indicates Continental origin

Scarlet satin shoes, Great Britain, 1775-1785. Red satin, decorated with white satin, tapered Louis heel, Sharp toe, flax lining. All borders are covered with white satin ribbon. Buckles missing. Shoe icons.

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

One shoe of a pair of women's buckle shoes European (Possibly Italian), 1760–1770s Silk brocade with silk and gilt metal thread, gilt metal lace, silk binding tape, leather lining and inner sole @Maria Canavello Mrasek Aprile 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.

Shoe 1348841.1 | National Trust Collections

Buckle shoe, indoor, womens, silk satin / leather / [silver], with buckle, silver / steel, maker unknown, England, c. 1760-1769

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, 1st half 18thC, Zurich, brown deerskin with colorful floral embroidery in silk. © Zurich, Swiss National Museum

These rare wedding shoes were made in America when it was still a British colony. They reflect contemporary English fashion in footwear despite their colonial origin. American, 1756. Bata Shoe Museum.