Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


August 29th, 2014
International Day against Nuclear Tests

August 30th, 2014
World Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance

September 1st, 2014
Labor Day

September 6th, 2014
Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day

September 7th, 2014
National Grandparents Day

September 8th, 2014
International Literacy Day

September 10th, 2014
World Suicide Prevention Day

September 11th, 2014
Patriot Day

September 15th, 2014
International Day of Democracy

September 16th, 2014
World Ozone Layer Day

September 17th, 2014
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

September 19th, 2014
National POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 19th, 2014
International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 21st, 2014
International Day of Peace

September 22nd, 2014
Emancipation Day

September 22nd, 2014
Autumnal equinox

September 25th, 2014
Rosh Hashana

September 25th, 2014
World Maritime Day

September 27th, 2014
World Tourism Day

September 28th, 2014
World Rabies Day

September 28th, 2014
Gold Star Mother's Day

September 28th, 2014
World Heart Day

 



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




Vintage Bob Baker Women's Shoes picture
Vintage Bob Baker Women's Shoes


Sportscraft Stylish Black Leather Slingback Shoes Size 38.5  picture
Sportscraft Stylish Black Leather Slingback Shoes Size 38.5


Vibtage 1960's Shoes Size 7.5 picture
Vibtage 1960's Shoes Size 7.5


Sale Vtg Designer 80's Black Beaded Embroidered Satin Leather Boots High Heels  picture
Sale Vtg Designer 80's Black Beaded Embroidered Satin Leather Boots High Heels


New ---6.5 B Vintage Mason Shoes--- 70s Brown Leather Wooden Wedge Sandals Shoes picture
New ---6.5 B Vintage Mason Shoes--- 70s Brown Leather Wooden Wedge Sandals Shoes


Vintage Hand Embroided Olive Green Silk Shoes Size 36 1/2 / Us 6.5 picture
Vintage Hand Embroided Olive Green Silk Shoes Size 36 1/2 / Us 6.5


Vintage Brown Leather Cowhide Fur Hair Cowboy Cowgirl Boots Western Ranch  picture
Vintage Brown Leather Cowhide Fur Hair Cowboy Cowgirl Boots Western Ranch


Vintage 40s  Ladies Rain Boot Covers  picture
Vintage 40s Ladies Rain Boot Covers


Vintage Westies Stylish Chic  Nude Leather Ankle Strap Pointy Heels Size 10 M picture
Vintage Westies Stylish Chic Nude Leather Ankle Strap Pointy Heels Size 10 M


Vintage Sartore Crop Leather Cowboy Boots Navy Blue Red 4 1/2 Western Cowgirl picture
Vintage Sartore Crop Leather Cowboy Boots Navy Blue Red 4 1/2 Western Cowgirl