Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery




#6188 - c. 1841 Black and White Broche with Black Kid Heelless Shoes! Near Mint , Museum Quality Condition!! These shoes were dated by someone a heck of a lot smarter than me!  I would have dated them as c. 1830's.  BUT... as a matter of fact, most of these great shoes came from his massive collection so who am I to argue!  His collection is now being scattered to the winds... or, to those smart of you to snap up a few pairs!  It took him many years to accumulate this great collection... you can do it all in one click of your mouse.  Ain't that grand!  Look at the other photos to see the front of the square-toed flat, heelless shoes.  And the bottom to see that there is no right and no left sole shape (straight lasts).  Shaping didn't start until about the 1830's, but many remained straight through the 1850's. These shoes are in remarkable, Near Mint condition, and are certainly desirable in the B&W broche ("woven with a pattern") paired with the black kid.  The ties even seem original. Perhaps one of the best, cleanest pair from this decade I've seen!  I give the measurements as people ask, but they don't mean anything! Measures: 9 3/4" long x 2" wide. 

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