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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, American

    Ca. 1810
    Women’s shoe
    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 shoes

    Unknown artist, American

    Ca. 1810
    Women’s shoes
    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

    Ca. 1810
    Women’s shoe
    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

    Early 20th century
    Men’s shoes (juttis)
    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

    1953
    Cocktail dress
    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

    Ca. 1750-1769
    Cloth of Gold
    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

    Late 15th century
    Embroidered altarpiece
    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

    Ca. 1400
    Textile fragment with Nasrid Coat of Arms
    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