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Woman's Shoes

c. 1770
Artist/maker unknown, European
In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, shoes were usually symmetrical, and often made of beautiful but fragile silks, such as this floral brocade. Shoe shapes evolved dramatically throughout the period, however. This pair shows features fashionable in the mid-eighteenth century, including high, thick heels and front lappets, which were usually fastened with a buckle.

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