1760s turn shoes of black satin seem a lighter more modern shoe with fresh sprigs of heartsease and periwinkle-like flowers stitched in worsted or crewel wool.

1760s turn shoes of black satin seem a lighter more modern shoe with fresh sprigs of heartsease and periwinkle-like flowers stitched in worsted or crewel wool.

Shoes (child's mules, and female adult heeled shoes), 1760, Germanischen Nationalmuseum Nürnberg | Objektkatalog

Shoes (child's mules, and female adult heeled shoes), 1760, Germanischen Nationalmuseum Nürnberg | Objektkatalog

Pair of Woman's Shoes, Johnathan Hose & Son, England, London, 1756, Brocaded silk, leather, linen

Pair of Woman's Shoes, Johnathan Hose & Son, England, London, 1756, Brocaded silk, leather, linen

A slice of French history was auctioned off for $57,000 which showcased an experience in to popular French culture that defined the extravagance of the famed yet despised Marie Antoinette.  A pair of silk mules allegedly belonging to Marie Antoinette was

A slice of French history was auctioned off for $57,000 which showcased an experience in to popular French culture that defined the extravagance of the famed yet despised Marie Antoinette. A pair of silk mules allegedly belonging to Marie Antoinette was

Chaussure, France, vers 1775-1885  Drap de laine, ruban de satin brodé au point de Beauvais, cuir

Chaussure, France, vers 1775-1885 Drap de laine, ruban de satin brodé au point de Beauvais, cuir

Striped ticking linen shoes with red leather heels, German, c. 1775-80. From the book The Seductive Shoe, Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear by Jonathan Walford, published by Thames & Hudson in 2007.

Striped ticking linen shoes with red leather heels, German, c. 1775-80. From the book The Seductive Shoe, Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear by Jonathan Walford, published by Thames & Hudson in 2007.

Woman's shoes, England, late 18th century. Purple kid, with pointed toe, rosette of sewing silk and button; low heel.

Woman's shoes, England, late 18th century. Purple kid, with pointed toe, rosette of sewing silk and button; low heel.

Shoes, French or English, 1760-1775, green-gray satin weave silk; green-gray silk tape/binding; unbleached plain weave linen; leather; wood. (buckles not original). The tongues are backed with an ombre-striped silk. Writing on the inside of both is mostly illegible; possibly "Perkins," and "c/r" and "m/o". Soles did not see a lot of wear.

Shoes, French or English, 1760-1775, green-gray satin weave silk; green-gray silk tape/binding; unbleached plain weave linen; leather; wood. (buckles not original). The tongues are backed with an ombre-striped silk. Writing on the inside of both is mostly illegible; possibly "Perkins," and "c/r" and "m/o". Soles did not see a lot of wear.

Object Name: shoes    Date: 1770-1785    Accession Number: 1947.921  Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Object Name: shoes Date: 1770-1785 Accession Number: 1947.921 Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

c. 1780 shoes, American, made of silk, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

c. 1780 shoes, American, made of silk, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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