Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


October 29th, 2014
World Stroke Day

October 31st, 2014
Halloween

October 31st, 2014
Nevada Day

November 1st, 2014
All Saints

November 1st, 2014
All Saints' Day

November 2nd, 2014
All Souls' Day

November 2nd, 2014
Daylight Saving Time ends

November 4th, 2014
Election Day

November 6th, 2014
World Day to Protect the Environment in War

November 6th, 2014
Return Day Delaware

November 10th, 2014
World Science Day

November 11th, 2014
Veterans Day

November 14th, 2014
World Diabetes Day

November 16th, 2014
International Day for Tolerance

November 16th, 2014
World Day for Road Traffic Victims

November 19th, 2014
International Men's Day

November 20th, 2014
Africa Industrialization Day

November 20th, 2014
World Philosophy Day

November 20th, 2014
Universal Children's Day

November 21st, 2014
World Television Day

November 25th, 2014
World Day to Eliminate Violence on Women

November 27th, 2014
Thanksgiving Day

November 28th, 2014
American Indian Heritage Day

November 28th, 2014
Lincoln's Birthday

November 28th, 2014
Black Friday

November 29th, 2014
World Solidarity Day with Palestinian People

November 30th, 2014
First Sunday Advent

 



Search:

Antique Victorian Beaded & Embroidered Wedding Bridal Shoes C1880's For Sale

Antique Victorian Beaded & Embroidered Wedding Bridal Shoes C1880's


bertlottjean3 store
Antique Victorian beaded & embroidered wedding bridal shoes c1880's

I have a refund policy. Please read the details at the foot of this page.

English speakers only please.

Welcome to the Shoe & Boot Department of Poppies Cottage.

Finest Footwear of all descriptions for the Lady,Doll & Baby of discernment!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

beautiful pair of Victorian shoes came with a wedding gown and date to the circa 1880's.

They are far too rare to be worn, and must be for a collector, or for display.

The shoes have a silk upper in ivory, with the silk edge trim being just a touch darker, perhaps a butterscotch, which matches the two tone elaborate fanned bows at the front.

The entire front of the shoe at the toe area, is minutely beaded and embroidered in silk thread. The embroidery includes delicious French knots and the beads are miniature 'pearls'. Very fine work.

Just behind this detail lies the elaborated two-tone bows, the tops being in the ivory silk, and the lining being in aribbed butterscotch silk as described above.

The shoes are elegant and narrow, with gently rounded toes. The neat heels are 1.5" high.

Inside, in the smallest writing, we see an ink reference number to each shoe. Lined, as always with kid leather and probably linen.

The soles are good, but have been worn. There are the remains of makers stamps to them, unreadable. Together with the usual stamped size references.

Condition: The toes are very clean. The embroidery & beads are gorgeously fresh, with just a couple of beads being a little loose.

The bows are aso very fresh, but sadly the centre of each bow is lost. I may be able to send a few little pearls to place here.

The silk at the sides is a little soiled and marked. The silk at the back and the heels is excellent.

The main issue is to the side seams, which have clearly come undone through history. Here, someone with great care has repaired the stitching and patched the silk edge that goes around the shoes edges.

Sadly, just one of these has come undone again. But not too bad at all.

The insides are clean and fresh.

A delightful pair of Victorian bridal shoes.

References: 'The Visual History of Costume Accessories' Cumming V. Batsford 1998

'Fashion - A History from the 18th to the 20th Century.' Kyoto Costume Institute. Taschen 2005

'Victorian Shopping - The Harrods Store Catalogue 1895'. David & Charles 1972.

Please do take a look in my shop if you have the time!

Payment within5 days please. Sorry, no cheques. Paypal only from overseas. Paypal or uncrossed postal order from the UK. No collections for small items.





Antique Victorian Beaded & Embroidered Wedding Bridal Shoes C1880's

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Antique Victorian Beaded & Embroidered Wedding Bridal Shoes C1880's:
$117




1940s Peep-toe Heels picture
1940s Peep-toe Heels


1920's Slippers picture
1920's Slippers


1940s Suede Wedges picture
1940s Suede Wedges


1950's Suede & Lizard Pumps picture
1950's Suede & Lizard Pumps


1940s Wingtip Pumps picture
1940s Wingtip Pumps


1940s Peep Toe Wedges picture
1940s Peep Toe Wedges


Marabou Slippers picture
Marabou Slippers


Vintage 70's Suede Leather Shearling Lined Cowboy Boots Montgomery Ward Stacked picture
Vintage 70's Suede Leather Shearling Lined Cowboy Boots Montgomery Ward Stacked


Vintage 70's Town & Country Suede Wedge Mid Ankle Boots 7 1/2 Faux Shearling  picture
Vintage 70's Town & Country Suede Wedge Mid Ankle Boots 7 1/2 Faux Shearling


Vintage Leather
Vintage Leather "laredo" Cowboy Boots "made In The Usa"