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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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    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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    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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    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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    Kingfisher wedding headdress

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Kingfisher wedding headdress, 19th century
    Metal, silk, kingfisher feather, semi-precious stones; feather cloisonne
    15.9 x 26.7 cm (6 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Marshall H. Gould 44.048.1

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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. 1780-18