Extremely Rare Rope Soled Children's Silk Brocade Shoes French Early-Mid 18th c
Extremely Rare, Rope Soled, Children's Silk Brocade Shoes, France, Early-Mid 18th century
Deaccessioned from The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology with original accession tags on each shoe. Museum tags read: "P82.32.10A France 18th cen." and "P82.32.10B France 18th cen."
Exterior is blue green and cream brocade silk with self fabric bows on vamp with original oval faux shoe buckles. Interior is light brown linen stamped "27" in each shoe with "LA" makers mark stamp with original rope sole bottoms.
Condition is very good (please see photographs) with normal wear for its age. Some separation of the silk brocade at the heals.
From Toe to Heal: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)
Width: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)
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