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ENGLISH & FRENCH ANTIQUE TEXTILES

   

A DELIGHTFUL AND RARE PAIR OF BROWN LEATHER AND PINK RIBBON SHOES. ENGLISH ca.1805-1810

These shoes are exquisite. They are from the earliest part of the 19th century. Soft brown leather is enhanced by the addition of pink ribbon decoration and ties. They are truly delightful.

The inside shows the maker - Hale and Co. of Bedford Square, London.

For the age, the condition is good. They have been well worn, and are not without these signs. The pink ribbon around the edge has come away in parts. There is general slight rubbing at the back, and sides. However, these were dancing shoes, and so they show their character.
The ribbon ties are uneven. On both shoes one is longer than the other. The remaining ties are stable though, and for display this does not really notice. The soles are good.

These lovely shoes are very unusual, and therefore rare. Therefore, I consider the condition in keeping with their use and age.

The shoes measure 9" in length.

Price: USD $820.- RESERVED

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