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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America; Europe; China
    Women’s shoe, ca. 1810
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic yarn, spangles, and silk ribbon
    22.2 cm (8 13/16 inches) (length)
    Gift of William Ely 37.335B

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    Women's Evening Shoes

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America; Europe; China
    Women’s Evening Shoes, ca. 1810
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic yarn, spangles, and silk ribbon
    Gift of William Ely 37.335

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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America; Europe; China
    Women’s shoe, ca. 1810
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic yarn, spangles, and silk ribbon
    22.2 cm (8 13/16 inches) (length)
    Gift of William Ely 37.335A

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    Men's shoes (juttis)

    Unknown artist, Indian
    Men’s shoes (juttis), early 20th century
    Silk velvet with metallic thread, metal sequin, and glass bead embellishment and trimmed with leather
    Gift of Mary E. Salzer 58.010

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    Cocktail dress

    Christian Dior, designer
    French, 1905-1957
    Cocktail dress, 1953
    Jacquard-woven silk brocaded with metal thread
    Length: 111.8 cm (44 inches)
    Gift of Mary L. H. Doolittle 79.146.5

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    Cloth of Gold

    Unknown artist, French, Lyons; Lyon
    Cloth of Gold, ca. 1750-1769
    Silk and metallic thread ribbed weave with discontinuous patterning wefts
    Length: 129.5 cm (51 inches)
    Gift of Marshall H. Gould 46.256

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    Embroidered altarpiece

    Unknown artist, Germany, Germany; Colmar; Colmar
    Embroidered altarpiece, late 15th century
    Linen; silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 88.9 cm (35 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 1992.041

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    Textile fragment with Nasrid Coat of Arms

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Spain; Granada
    Textile fragment with Nasrid Coat of Arms, ca. 1400
    Silk, gilt-animal substrate-wrapped silk; compound satin weave
    Length: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 inches)
    Gift of William Viall and William Dart 19.238