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Costume Accessories

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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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    Brisé fan

    Unknown artist, European
    Brisé fan, 1880-1900
    Tortoise shell and pheasant feather
    Height: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Zechariah Chafee 44.621

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    Cuffs

    Unknown artist, French, Alençon
    Cuffs, Late 17th Century
    Linen; needle lace, point de France
    Length: 43.2 cm (17 inches)
    Gift of Katherine Fogarty in memory of her husband, Gerald J. Fogarty 1991.183.1bc

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    Ribbon

    Unknown artist, French
    Ribbon, ca. 1910
    Moire silk with attached leno weave and continuous supplementary warppatterned ribbon
    Length: 340.4 cm (134 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gerard P. Herrick 58.019.78A

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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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    Cameo: Portrait of Dante

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Cameo: Portrait of Dante, ca. 1850s
    Shell
    3.8 x 3.2 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches)
    Gift of N. David Scotti 80.084.14

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    Gloves

    Attributed to Elsa Schiaparelli, designer
    Italian, 1890 - 1973
    Gloves, 1933-1937
    Looped metallic yarn
    68.6 x 7.6 cm (27 x 3 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.1

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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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    Women's shoes

    R.H. Macy and Company, retailer
    Women’s shoes, ca. 1903
    Suede with dyed and punched leather trim
    Gift of Mrs. Gerard P. Herrick 58.019.67

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, Italian; Turkish
    Women’s shoes, late 19th century
    Silk velvet with metal-wrapped yarn, metal thread, and metal tape embellishment
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson 16.202

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    Oversleeves from a Wedding Dress

    Unknown artist, American
    Oversleeves from a Wedding Dress, ca. 1830
    Silk, possibly Chinese for export
    Length: 47 cm (18 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Theodore Francis Green 69.140.12

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    Pair of Shoe Buckles

    Ezekiel Burr
    American, 1765-1846
    Pair of Shoe Buckles, ca. 1780-1800
    Silver
    4.5 x 7 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Gift of The Wunsch Americana Foundation 1986.076.3

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    Bag

    Unknown artist, American
    Bag, ca. 1920
    Silk yarns, cut-steel and glass beads; frame woven
    Length: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Joseph K. Ott 83.175.3

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    Man's nightcap

    Unknown artist, English
    Man’s nightcap, ca. 1580
    Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, metallic thread, and metal sequins, and trimmed with metallic-thread lace
    Height: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.042

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    Bag

    Unknown artist, American
    Bag, ca. 1930
    Silk velvet, trapunto quilting, plastic
    Length: 59.1 cm (23 1/4 inches) (with strap extended)
    Gift of Mrs. L. B. R. Barker 56.127.29

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    Sleeve band

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Sleeve band
    Silk satin weave with silk embroidery, mounted on paper ground
    Length: 78.7 cm (31 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 34.722

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    Pocket

    Unknown artist, American
    Pocket, 18th Century
    Cotton and linen plain weave; block printed, pieced
    Length: 43.2 cm (17 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Arnold Sholler and Mrs. Robert W. Gardiner, in memory of Charlotte Greene 81.167.29

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    Women's bathing shoes (kabkabs)

    Unknown artist, Ottoman Turkish
    Women’s bathing shoes (kabkabs), late 19th Century
    Wood with mother-of-pearl inlay; straps of metallic yarn and silk compound weave stitched to cotton plain weave and fastened with brass tacks
    Length: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson 16.201

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    Sleeve band

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Sleeve band, 19th century
    Silk; embroidered
    Length: 44.1 cm (17 3/8 inches) (folded)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 34.673

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    Women's shoe (geta)

    T.M. Seabury, retailer
    Women’s shoe (geta), Early 20th Century
    Lacquered wood with straw insole and cotton strap
    Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 79.077.10B

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    Women's shoes (geta)

    T.M. Seabury, retailer
    Women’s shoes (geta), early 20th century
    Lacquered wood with straw insole and cotton strap
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 79.077.10

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    Man's shoes

    Unknown artist, Korean
    Man’s shoes, ca. 1920
    Silk compound weave with silk applique and embroidery
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Nelson A., Laurance S. and David Rockefeller 56.082

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    Evening shoes

    Maxen-Gantiez, label
    French
    Evening shoes, ca. 1925
    Silk satin weave embellished with jet beads and rhinestones
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of the grand-daughters of Mrs. Robert Ives Gammel: Mrs. Carlton R. Mabely, Jr., and Mrs. Curtis B. Brooks 67.005.8

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, German
    Folding fan, 1750-1799
    Painted Vellum (gouache) embellished with gold leaf; tortoise shell and ivory sticks
    Length: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Livingston Hunt 31.326

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, English
    Folding fan, Late 19th Century
    Silk and wood painted and gilded
    Length: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gerard P. Herrick 58.019.29

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    Man's Sash (Patka)

    Unknown artist, Persian, India
    Man’s Sash (Patka), 1700-1750
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread compound weave; continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning
    325.1 x 64.8 cm (128 x 25 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.529

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Chinese export, Hong Kong
    Women’s shoes, 1926
    Silk satin weave with silk embroidery
    Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Phelps 62.103.8

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    Evening bag

    Unknown artist, French
    Evening bag, ca. 1920
    Silk satin weave embellished with sequins
    Gift of Mrs. Kenneth Shaw Safe 63.010.11

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    Court train

    Unknown artist, French
    Court train, first quarter of 19th century
    Silk velvet embroidered with silver lamella, lined with silk satin
    Length: 335.3 cm (132 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Harold Brown 37.215

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Folding fan, 19th Century
    Painted paper; wood sticks
    Length: 45.7 cm (18 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gerard P. Herrick 58.019.31

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    Sash

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Sash, Late 19th Century
    Silk; weft faced plain weave
    Length: 248.9 cm (98 inches) (including fringe)
    Gift of Mrs. Clarkson A. Collins, Jr. 56.138.43

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    Bag

    Unknown artist, Greco-Albanian
    Bag, late 19th century-early 20th century
    Cotton plain weave embroidered with silk (satin stitch)
    20.3 x 27.3 cm (8 x 10 11/16 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of William E. Brigham 63.011.145

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    Men's sandals

    Unknown artist, Saudi Arabian
    Men’s sandals
    Leather embellished with metal strips, cotton trim, and cotton thread embroidery
    Gift of Theodore Francis Green 69.139

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    Men's shoes

    T.M. Seabury, retailer
    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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    Derby hat worn by Byron Satterlee Hurlbut

    Dunlap & Company, hatter
    Derby hat worn by Byron Satterlee Hurlbut, Late 1800s
    Felted wool
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Byron Satterlee Hurlbut 58.166.9A

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    Hat

    Unknown artist, Kwakiutl; North American Indian, Canada; Vancouver
    Hat, late 19th century
    Spruce root, paint; two- and three-strand twining
    Height: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.152

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    Bandolier Bag

    Unknown artist, Cree
    Bandolier Bag, 1875-1899
    Linen plain weave and cotton velvet with glass-bead embellishment
    121.9 x 36.8 cm (48 x 14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Margaret McCarthy 1991.027

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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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    Purse

    Unknown artist, French
    Purse, late 18th century
    Silk
    10.8 x 14.6 cm (4 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of William McCue 1988.082.12

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    Bag

    Unknown artist, American
    Bag, ca. 1900
    Silk, brass sequins, metal braid
    Length: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 inches)
    Gift of the estate of Miss Ethel Merriman 68.108.18

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    Rigid fan

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Rigid fan, 19th Century
    Various feathers
    33 x 25.4 cm (13 x 10 inches)
    Gift of Miss Eleanor B. Green 26.291

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    Collar

    Unknown artist, American
    Collar, 1872
    Cardboard; paper
    Length: 12.7 cm (5 inches) (collar)
    Gift of Mrs. Lucy Greene Allan Moore and Mrs. Marion Elizabeth Veal Wahl in memory of Lt. Gov. Edwin R. and Mary E. Allan 58.126.31

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    Top hat worn by Byron Satterlee Hurlbut

    Collins & Fairbanks
    est. 1850/1900
    Top hat worn by Byron Satterlee Hurlbut, 1899
    Silk with grosgrain trim
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Byron Satterlee Hurlbut 58.166.2

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    Bag

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Bag, ca. 1910
    Linen drawn work, applied needle lace, knotted tassels
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Raymond H. Trott 57.076.2

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, French
    Purse, Late 19th Century
    Silk plain weave with glass bead embellishment
    Gift of Rodman A. deHeeren 59.102.19

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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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    Miser's Purse

    Duvelleroy, designer
    French, established 1827
    Miser’s Purse, ca. 1900
    Silk velvet embroidered with cut steel beads
    30.5 x 12.7 cm (12 x 5 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Eleanor Fayerweather 1993.085.075

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    Miser’s Purse

    Duvelleroy
    French, established 1827
    Miser’s Purse, ca. 1890
    Silk velvet with cut steel beads and beaded looped fringe
    Length: 31.1 cm (12 1/4 inches) (folded)
    Gift of Mrs. John W. Mackay 58.009.45

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    Headband

    Unknown artist, North African
    Headband, 19th century-20th century
    Wool; knotted
    Length: 203.2 cm (80 inches)
    Gift of Julia Brewster 55.145.4

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    Woman's hood

    Unknown artist, Micmac, Canada; Maine
    Woman’s hood, ca. 1775
    Wool twill weave with glass beadwork and applied silk ribbon
    Height: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Edward B. Goodnow 81.019.10

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    Perfume Bag

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Perfume Bag, Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century
    Embroidered silk with silk and metallic wrapped tassels
    Length: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Virginia and Mark Thelin 1998.55.2

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    Women's shoes

    A. Schwartz & Sons, retailer
    Women’s shoes, ca. 1900
    Silk and metal-wrapped yarn compound weave with rhinestone button
    Gift of Mrs. John W. Mackay 58.009.96

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    Carpetbag

    Unknown artist, American
    Carpetbag, mid-19th century
    Wool pile weave, brass closure, cotton plain-weave lining
    Length: 38.1 cm (15 inches)
    Gift of Madeleine U. Wilcox and Mrs. Zenas R. Bliss in memory of Mrs. Anna Utley Wilcox 56.137.41

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    Sleeve band

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Sleeve band, 19th century
    Silk, embroidered
    Length: 78.1 cm (30 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 34.661

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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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    Hat

    Charles James, designer
    British-American, 1906-1978
    Hat, ca. 1929
    Straw
    Gift of Mrs. John W. Lincoln 66.344

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    Bag

    Unknown artist, European
    Bag, Late 19th Century
    Frame woven; glass beads
    Length: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 1993.102

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    Bag

    Unknown artist, Moroccan
    Bag, 1900-1925
    Embossed leather with braided handle
    11.9 x 14.6 cm (4 11/16 x 5 13/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.245

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    Bag

    Unknown artist, Greek
    Bag, Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century
    Cotton embroidered with silk
    21.6 x 19.1 cm (8 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of William E. Brigham 63.011.142

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