#027   Dress Shoes,   1830s  


Materials: Leather, silk twill ribbon, linen lining.

Condition: Very good to excellent, leather discolored but not dry.

Measurements:  L 9.5", W 2.25". 

Comments:  Straight last shoes from the 1830s are difficult to find. On this pair the vamp was intentionally split and a silk ribbon rosette added as decoration, giving height to the top of the foot.    The flat leather soles clearly show the transition of shoe design from the 1820s rounded hourglass shape to the broad square toe of the mid 19th C.