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A lovely embroidered pelerine from the Tasha Tudor Collection from Augusta Auctions!
White suede shoes, 1880s. From L Perchellet / Chaussures / Brevetées / 2 Place Vendôme / Entrée: 356 r. St. Honoré / Paris, these slippers with brass beadwork were made for “Mlle Sanford.” This probably indicates the donor’s mother, Ethel Sanford (1873-1924) who was born in Brussels.
In a handbook for sojourning, shopping and studying in Paris, dated 1907, Elizabeth Otis Williams writes: “Perchellet at 2 place Vendôme is a very good house for slippers.”
Gift of Gertrude Sanford Legendre in 1979
Pink silk faille shoes, late 19th century. Made by Gartrell / Rue St. Honoré No. 359 / Paris, these stylish boots are trimmed with lace and have embossed pewter buttons.
Gift of Gertrude Sanford Legendre in 1980
Visit these lovely shoes in person – they are currently on exhibit in Charleston Couture!
TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection. Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday
Later-half 18th century women’s hat reproductions
Hunt & Roskell, Tiara with oak leaves and acorns, c.1855 (source).
A convertible piece, the three jeweled portions of this tiara could also be mounted on a brooch frame or tortoiseshell combs which came with the set.
Shoes, ca 1918 Paris, LACMA
Lord & Taylor Shoes (part of ensemble), Met Museum, 1912-1913
Shoes by André Perugia, 1920’s (ca 1922-29?) Paris, KCI
Shoes 1912, American, Made of suede, leather, and silk ribbon
Floral Diamond Tiara c.1860
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. ~Titus Maccius Plautus
But I wouldn’t say no to this tiara either.