Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery




#6140 - c. 1870 HELLSTERN FILS, 1 Rue du 29 Juillet, Paris Sage Green Taffeta Boots! So sweet for display!  Exactly what you dreamed you could find! The classic-looking fine Victorian evening boot with all the bells and whistles... scalloped tops, scalloped button edging, bows on toes, elegant color and fabric, AND Parisian! Even the original paper label inside the boot is attractive!  Obviously these were rarely worn as they are in Excellent condition - along with the paper tag which is on the sole and would have been destroyed if often worn. Only extreme minor dirty (so would you be at 137 years old!).  Unique inner corset-like closure at foot top which ties (see photos) and then the boot buttons over that! Never seen that before!  I give the measurements as people ask, but they don't mean anything! Measures: 10 1/4" long x 2 3/8" wide, 1 1/2" heel, 9" tall. These are incredibly a wearable size!  I wear 6 1/2 and slightly wide, and they go on my foot... but they just have VERY low instep and small ankle/leg so there is no way I can button them - or come close.   Approx. - SIZE 7 ish - with VERY low instep, small ankle/leg

SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display