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Rare vintage French 1920s embroidered silk evening shoes by F. Pinet ~UK 6 £187

Rare vintage French 1920s embroidered silk evening shoes by F. Pinet ~UK 6 £187

Pair of woman's shoes

Pair of woman's shoes

DSCF1511 - Scarpa (poulaine) by Andrea Carloni (Rimini), via Flickr

DSCF1511 - Scarpa (poulaine) by Andrea Carloni (Rimini), via Flickr

Leather shoe, Delft, 1600 - 1650 | Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Leather shoe, Delft, 1600 - 1650 | Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Most surviving women's shoes of the 18th century are made with fabric uppers. These have been collected for their silk patterns, but they only represent indoor footwear. Traversing the muddy streets of London in the days before tarmac and pavements required something much more durable on the foot. This very shapely pair of leather shoes were meant for outdoor wear, although given their excellent condition, they were probably only worn in the short and well-swept space between carriage and…

Shoe Place of origin: England, Britain (made) Date: ca. 1700 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Leather, wood, linen thread; hand-sewn Credit Line: Given by Messrs Faulkner & Son Museum number: Gallery location: In Storage

Schnabelschuh mit einem kleinen Schnabel. Die Form der Spitze basiert auf Sohlenfunden aus dem englischen Fund von Baynards Castle des späten 14. Jhdt. Das Oberleder ist an die deutschen Schnabelschuhe angepasst. Sohlenform enstammt dem Buch Shoes and Pattens, S. 30.

Schnabelschuh mit einem kleinen Schnabel. Die Form der Spitze basiert auf Sohlenfunden aus dem englischen Fund von Baynards Castle des späten 14. Jhdt. Das Oberleder ist an die deutschen Schnabelschuhe angepasst. Sohlenform enstammt dem Buch Shoes and Pattens, S. 30.

210 Likes, 8 Comments - Handmade in St Paul, MN (@harkweberstudio) on Instagram: “I have been wanting to combine menswear and ladies for a while. These are my first attempt -- the…”

210 Likes, 8 Comments - Handmade in St Paul, MN (@harkweberstudio) on Instagram: “I have been wanting to combine menswear and ladies for a while. These are my first attempt -- the…”

The manuscript's original, custom-made case, made of wood covered in leather; from Pierre Sala, Petit Livre d'Amour, France (Paris and Lyon), c. 1500, Stowe MS 955..

"Petit Livre d'Amour, France (Paris and Lyon), c. 1500 author Pierre Sala to his mistress Marguerite Builloud. What a Valentines gift this was!