Sunday, October 24, 2010

Silk Brocade Shoes with Pattens, c. 1720-1740's

Lady's Silk Brocade Shoes with Pattens c. 1720-1740
These silk brocade shoes with original pattens, c. 1720-1740 were deaccession from The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York and come with the museum's acquisition tags (numbers and dates).  They are beige silk faille brocade with green, white and rose floral print.  They have squat heels, latchets and up turned toes.   The brown leather pattens have red leather scroll stitched patterns on the sides.   One with original silk still remaining on the patten the without.  One patten strap is broken where the hole to lace them would have been.   The silk is damaged on the front sides of the shoes.

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