Shoe buckles, 1755-1767
Collection of The New-York...
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Collection of The New-York Historical Society (1942.234a-c)

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Pair of steel shoe buckles set with oval or "spoon-shaped" paste stones, also sometimes called "brilliants," around a rectangular silver frame. The hinged steel chapes and tongues of the buckles have modern sleeves of black velvet covering them.

The wooden case is covered with dark brown leather; its lid is arched and hinged to the box at the back, with a pair of metal latches at the front; it is lined with white satin; a cardboard divider creates separate compartments for each buckle. Terms of Use Credits