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Leather

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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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    Writing Table and Chair

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Joseph Edward Straker, silversmith
    English, 1843-1912
    Franz Ziegler, modeler
    German, 1869-1934
    Potter and Company, cabinetmaker
    American, fl. 1878-1910
    Writing Table and Chair, 1903
    Ebony, mahogany, boxwood, redwood, thuya wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silver, mirrored glass, and gilded tooled leather
    127 x 127 x 71.1 cm (50 x 50 x 28 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Thurber 58.095ab

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    Man's hat (fez)

    Unknown artist, Turkish, Turkey
    Man’s hat (fez), late 19th century
    Wool, straw, leather; felted, silk tassel
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson 16.484

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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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    Child's Boots

    Unknown artist, Russian
    Child’s Boots, 1850 - 1900
    Leather
    Height: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 79.077.19

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    Child’s Boots

    Best and Co., retailer
    American, 1879 - 1971
    Child’s Boots, ca. 1885
    Leather
    Gift of Mrs. Paul Fletcher 70.077

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    Man's shoes (taesahye)

    Unknown artist, Korean
    Man’s shoes (taesahye), late 19th century
    Silk, leather, rubber?; damask weave, appliquéd
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Nelson A., Laurance S. and David Rockefeller 56.082

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    Side Chair

    Unknown artist, American, Boston; Massachusetts
    Side Chair, 1660-1700
    Silver maple, red oak, leather
    86.4 x 45.7 x 36.8 cm (34 x 18 x 14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.834

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    Cradleboard

    Unknown artist, Mohawk; Eastern Woodland and Great Lakes
    Cradleboard, ca. 1875
    Carved wood with red, blue, green, and black pigment and leather
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.276

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    Pipe Case

    Unknown artist, Cheyenne
    Pipe Case, late 19th century
    Deerskin, glass beads, porcupine quills
    Length: 76.2 cm (30 inches)
    Gift of Henry D. Sharpe 21.410

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    Drop-Front Secretary (Secrétaire à Abattant)

    Guillaume Beneman, cabinetmaker
    French, b. Germany, d. 1811
    Drop-Front Secretary (Secrétaire à Abattant), ca. 1800-1810
    Mahogany and oak with brass and gilded bronze mounts, embossed leather, marble top
    143.5 x 114.3 x 42.6 cm (56 1/2 x 45 x 16 3/4 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 80.106

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    Men's shoes

    T.M. Seabury, retailer
    American
    Men’s shoes, late 19th century-early 20th century
    Leather with tooling, embroidery, cutwork, brass grommets, and silk pompom
    Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 79.077.13

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    Child’s Shoes

    Unknown artist, American
    Child’s Shoes, ca. 1900
    Leather
    Gift of Mrs. Joseph K. Ott in memory of Mary Sneeden Schenck Baker 77.076.4

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    Women's shoes

    S. Cahill’s French Boot and Shoe Store, retailer
    Women’s shoes, mid-19th century
    Glazed leather with silk satin reverse applique, silk chain stitch embroidery, and silk trim.
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Marjorie Thayer 1990.118.1

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    Man's shoe

    Unknown artist, Arabian; Middle Eastern
    Man’s shoe, ca. 1900
    Dyed leather
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Harold P. Waterman 85.073E

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    Child's Boots

    Unknown artist, American
    Child’s Boots, ca. 1890
    Leather with glass buttons; lined with cotton plain weave
    Gift of Phyllis L. Shelton 1999.40.4

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    Child's Shoes

    Unknown artist, American
    Child’s Shoes, 1850 - 1870
    Leather
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 79.077.21

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    Men's shoes

    Unknown artist, Arabian; Middle Eastern
    Men’s shoes, ca. 1900
    Dyed leather
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Harold P. Waterman 85.073D

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Manchu
    Women’s shoes, early 20th century
    Silk damask weave with silk applque and embroidery; sole of leather and cotton cording
    Gift of Phyllis L. Shelton 1999.40.3

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, Indian
    Purse, 1900 - 1950
    Silk plain weave with silk embroidery
    Gift of N. David Scotti 85.043.2

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    Child's shoes (juttis)

    Unknown artist, Indian
    Child’s shoes (juttis), late 19th Century
    Silk velvet with metallic thread, metal sequin, and stamped metal embellishment, trimmed with leather
    Length: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Nelson A., Laurence S. and David Rockefeller 56.068

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    Portable Communion Service

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Portable Communion Service, 1897-1898
    Silver with gilding, glass, leather, and cork
    Box closed: 12.1 x 20 x 8.3 cm (4 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 3 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Alfred T. Morris, Jr. 1996.26

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    Side Chair

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America
    Side Chair, ca. 1650
    Maple, oak, leather
    86 cm (33 7/8 inches) (height)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.835

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    Child's shoes (mojari)

    Unknown artist, Indo-Pakistani
    Child’s shoes (mojari), Early 20th Century
    Leather with metal-wrapped yarn embroidery
    16.5 x 5.7 cm (6 1/2 x 2 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Anne G. Cann 1992.058.6

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    Shoes and matching clogs

    Unknown artist, English, England; France
    Shoes and matching clogs, 1740-1749
    Silk brocade, leather soles, lined with linen(shoes); silk brocade, leather soles, lined with kid (clogs)
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.840

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist
    Women’s shoes, 1770s-1780s
    Silk rib weave with silk embroidery and cast metal buckle
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. F. M. Broderick 47.030

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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, England; France; U.S.A.; United States of America
    Women’s shoe, 1790s
    Dyed leather
    Length: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.838

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America
    Women’s shoes, 1810s
    Silk plain weave with silk embroidery and leather trim
    Length: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Paul Fletcher 82.076.10

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    Slippers

    Unknown artist, England; France; U.S.A.; United States of America
    Slippers, ca.1860
    Cashmere plain weave with silk embroidery
    Length: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe 29.001

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    Women's boots

    Unknown artist, American
    Women’s boots, ca. 1860
    Silk plain weave with silk laces
    Length: 26 cm (10 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Francis Boardman 55.025.31

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    Top hat worn by a member of the Goddard family

    Shelton and Co.
    British
    Top hat worn by a member of the Goddard family, mid 19th century
    Silk plush
    Height: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of the Goddard family 2005.89.21

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    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    Designs of sequins on wool.
    Length: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.116

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    Ensemble styled by Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi

    United Arrows, collaborator
    Japanese
    Liberty, collaborator
    British, 1885
    Hello Kitty, Sanrio Co., Ltd., collaborator
    Japanese
    Paraboot, manufacturer
    French
    Ensemble styled by Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi, 2010
    cotton; printed plain weave (jacket, trousers, vest), cotton; plain weave (shirt), silk; satin weave (tie), leather, rubber (shoes)
    Gift of United Arrows Ltd. 2013.21.1