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Black heeled boots with gold, Shoe-Icons, c. 1860-68
I am enamored with the darling heart detail on the bottom of these gorgeous boots.
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
Wedding Boots, Met Museum, ca. 1870
Wedding Shoes (American), Met Museum, 1864
Woman’s fetish corset and boots, LACMA, c. 1900
(above photo by me, all below from LACMA)
What GORGEOUS boots these are! The detailing is fantastic and surprisingly modern with the cut-outs and zipper up the front. These are Belgian leather boots, and can be found at the Met Museum.
I am afraid there will only be a few posts today - on top of homework, I promised my grandmother I’d sit for a painting she has to do for her art class. Bummer, being painted and all :p
So to make up for it, I wanted to make THIS post extraordinary. Something that will make your jaw drop. And I found it.
These boots above - over the knee, tight as a glove, BRIGHT RED - are from 1900 at the earliest, and 1920 at the latest. Yes, you read that right! They are French, of course, as the French were (and are) never afraid to shock! :] Both this pair and the black pair below are at the Met Museum.