#1076   Embroidered Shoes   c. 1870-1890  


Black velvet, colored cotton embroidery floss, tan kid leather lining, stacked wood heels.

Label: Written in ink on inner lining, "4 C" and "1125".

Condition: Excellent. Floral multi-color embroidery is perfect. Velvet is worn in back half of shoes. Leather lining and soles stained.

Measurements: L, 9.5"; Wd, 2.5"; Heel Ht, 1.25".

Comments: These elegant shoes could have been worn with a bustled reception gown. Very unusual to find embroidered velvet shoes from this period.