Slippers And Shoes

Historical Shoes

A PAIR of petite French-madc slippers of silk, with flowers embroidered in silver and silk of various colours, with a goffering of grey ribbon across the instep they are lined throughout with white kid leather the heels, of wood, inches high, are covered with polished wliice leather the toes are rounded and slightly upturned. The total length of the shoes is only 8 inches their date is probably early seventeenth century. A SHOE of white kid leather, covered with spotted white satin, embroidered...

On Gloves

T I HAT gloves, in some foim or other, at first in a limited way only, have been in use from a very early period is without a doubt, and much has been written at various times on their origin and use and this renders it less necessary in the present work to deal in any pedantic or lengthy mmiic with the history or manufacture of either of the subjects to which this work is dedicated. Still, for the benefit of the casual reader, a short resume of a few general facts concerning .our subjects...

Pair Of Short Gloves

A PAIR, of rather an unusual style of gloves of warm russet, coloured leather and having very short gauntlets, which are embroidered entirely with metallic gold and silver thread, the attcrn being raised by stu np or padded work a rich bordering of silver lace surrounds the bottom and sides of the gauntlets. The extreme length is inches, and they are in the collection of

Ladys Shoes And Clogs

Loincloth Skirt

A FAIR of lady's shoes of pale green damask, figured with white-and-crimson flowers and foliage. The heels, of wood, are covered with white kid leather and are inches high. The toes are pointed, and the instep flaps are cut into points the entire length of the shoes from the toe to the heel being 7 inches. The latchets are small, and are held on the instep by their original silver clasps or fasteners, which n their turn are held in position by a kind of stud in a button-hole at the end of the...

Gloves Of Oliver CpvOMWELL

Historic Shoes

AKIGKLY interesting and well-authenticated pair of gloves which belonged to the Protector. Their sturdy and workaday appearance at once suggests the character of their former owner. They are made of stout darkish grey leather, with plain stitching of the linger seams and on the back of the hands the gauntlets are wide and have a heavy thick fringe of twisted brown silk about 5 inches long, the total length oi the gloves being, from che tip of the middle nnger to the end of the fringe, 17 inches...

Preface

THE early intention with regard to publishing pictures of gloves and shoes was a very modest one, hut having once got to work, I found materials cropped up from various unexpected quarters, and thus a more ambitious volume is the result. From the outset mv aim has been to give accurate and reliable illustrations of royal and historic gloves and shoes, trusting to these for success racher than upon any literary display, that part of the matter having already been efficiently done by several...

Shoes Of Queen Anne

THIS pair of shoes, said to have belonged to Queen Anne, is extremely elegant and neat the material of which they are made is sky-blue satin, entirely without ornamentation the heels, which are covered with the same material, are of wood, and are 2 inches high the latchets are wide and fastened across the insteps by the original gilt metal buckles. The entire length of the shoes from toe to heel is 8 inches, and they are the property of Mrs. Simpson Carson. THE clogs belonging to the above. In...

Cavaliers Glove

A CAVALIER'S glove, of white doeskin, measuring, from the tip of the middle finger to the point of the silver fr.nge of the gauntlet, it I inches. The glove and the gauntlet are all in one, and the latter is beautifully embroidered with silver, great richness and effect being gained by perforations through the leather between the tracery of the silver embroidery the gauntlet is lined for some 3 inches with a rich yellow silk. An unusual feature 'n the glove is a ventilating arrangement,...

Various Shoes And Slippers

A WHIT E satin sJipper, with a square toe and a low heel it s bound with silver braid, and has a rosette of pale blue rbbon trimmed with silver. The shoe is reputed to nave belonged to a Lady Digby. Date, about 1750. A SMART shoe of red kid bound with white braid. The toe is pointed, and the instep is slashed and ornamented with a rosette of white ribbon a backing or lir ng of white ki 1 shows through the slashings the heel, of red leather, is small, and is inches high. Date, eighteenth...

Pair Of Leather Mittens

Historic Shoes

A PAIR of fingerless gloves, or m tens, of thick brown leather they measure only 8 -nchcs in length, of which inches forms a cuff of crimson morocco leather, the inside being lined some inches up with stout leather the stitching throughout is of a very coarse character, and strength, rather than style or elegance, seems to have been the object of the maker their appearance suggests a falconer as their original owner, and their date is piobably early sixteenth centuiy. In the collection oi the...

Chain Mail Glove

Historic Shoes

THIS interesting glove, for the left hand, is made of a whitish bn F leather, which is entirely lined with fine riveted chain mail, within which is a lining of thin canvas to prevent the mail from chafing the hand of the wearer. Gloves of this kind were a cunning device of the glove-makers of the sixteenth century, and were used by duellers in what may be called the period of the dagger, when both rapier and dagger, or main gouche, were employed in conjunction with each other in the deadly...

Medieval Shoe And Pattens

Shoe Medieval

A SQUARE-TOED, black-leather shoe, minus the heel ancl side leather, found in excavations in Windmill Street, London. It measures ql inches, the toe at its widest being 3 inches. Late fifteenth century. A similar shape was in use in armour at the same period. A WOODEN patten, made of two flat pieces, overlapping n the centre, and hinged with leather it retains sufficient of the toe and heel scraps to indicate the mode of fastening it to the shoe. It measures iCg inches in length, and 2 inches...

Lord Darnleys Cuff

Steven Stipelman

THE cuff, or gauntlet, from a glove, said to have been worked by Mary, Queen of Scots, and worn by Lord Darnley in 1555. The designs are m various coloured silks and silver thread, and the edges of the gauntlet are finished off with lace. They were No. 349 in the Catalogue of the Exhibition of Stuart Relics at the New Gallery, London, in 1889, and are the property of W. Murray Threipland, Esqr.

Combined Shoe And Clog

Historic Shoes

ONE of a pair of very eiegant shoes and elogs combined, known also as double-soled shoes, made of white kid leather, wnich appears to have been covered with cream silk damask. The insteps and toes richly embroidered with pale pink or salmon-coloured silk are powdered with seed pearls the heels retain traces of pink brocade the latchets are made for tying, and seem from the fragments remaining to have had a fringe and ruching of pearly grey silk, which divided the shoe across the instep, while...

Glove Of King Charles I

Late Byzantine Military Dress

MANY relics connected with the White King are to be found in private collections, and probably the most interesting of such relics are those used by His Majesty on the day of the execution. The glove here illustrated, by a drawing by the Author, is said to have been given to an attendant on the scaifbld, bv the King. It is of white leather, the seams of the fingers are stitched with silver thread, and tiny silver spangles are grouped on the knuckles the embroidery on the gauntlet and the lace...

Military Boots

Historical Footwear

TWO views, giving the back and front, of miliary boots in common wear during the great Civil War. The large overhanging bell tops could be used by the wearer as described in the previous plate they are made of very stout black leather, with thick soles and squared toes the heels are of several layers of leather, and there are spur-rests above them. ri hese boots are preserved in the ancient chapel, now used as a museum, standing within the ruined walls of Farleigh Castle, Somersetshire. It is a...

Shakespeares Gloves

A PAIR of grey buckskin gloves with gold thread embroidery the gauntlets have a gold fringe sewn on to an edging oi pale pink silk. The gloves measure a total length of 14 inches, the bottom of the gauntlets being 7 inches across, while at the wrists they are inches. These precious relics are the property of Dr. Horace Fumess, oi Wallingford, Pennsylvania, who gives the following very interesting letters relating to their history Dear Sir, On reading the newspapers, I find you are prepat rng a...

Shoes Of Queen Elizabeth

A SHOE, for the left foot , of an extremely handsome pair of white satin shoes which belonged to Queen Elizabeth, 'hey are beautifully embroidered with silk and metal wire, the colours being esthetic green gt blue, pink, and yellow. The toes, Hat and square, measure about inches across, the total length of the shoes being about n inches. They were in Case C. 188 in the catalogue of the New Ga'lery Exhibition, 1902. RIGHT shoe of a pair also once belonging to Queen Elizabeth. These are of ribbed...

Peaked Shoe

T D HIS fine example of a fourteenth- or fifteenth-century peakecl i shoe, or Crackoive, was the kind of foot-gear worn by wealthy people at a time when costume generally had reachcd an extravagant stage the peak or point extended so far beyond the foot that it required a stuffing of either hav, moss, or wool to keep it in shape, and in order to allow the wearer to walk the point had to be turned upwards, and fastened to the knee by a slender chain or a coloured cord. Sometimes these lengthy...

Gloves Of King James i

THESE gloves, attributed to ames L, arc of a darkish brown leather, measuring from the tip of the middle finger to the edge of the lace on the gauntlet I2. inches the gauntlets are open at the side some 3 1 inches, and are edged with line gold twisted lace, which is continued entirely round the gauntlet the embroidery is of silk and gold and silver thread, a conspicuous emblem being the Scottish thistle, in partly natural colours, the colouring generally being what may be described as esthetic....

Queen Elizabeths Gloves At Oxford

Historic Shoes

AN exceptionally beautiful pair of white kid gloves, with long A gauntlets richly embroidered with gold gimp wire and terminated with a gold fringe two inches deep the embroidery ,s continued round the base of the thumbs, but the stitching of the iinger-seams is quite plain. The total length of the gloves, ncluding the fringe, is inches. These gloves are excellent examples of the period, and are in almost perfect preservation. They were presented to Queen Elizabeth when she visited the...

Military Gaiter

Oleg Cassini Historic Dresses

A MILITARY gaiter, or legging, in use during the reign of George II. 1750 , with its original spur, which is a iixture, on the heel of the gaiter. 1 he lacing at the side is simple in the extreme, being so arranged that the half-dozen split thongs of leather are threaded through each other till the topmost is held by a button. Both the above are in the Castle Museum, Norwich.

Gloves Of Charles Ii

IMMEDIATELY after fhc crushing defeat of the Royalists at Worcester, on September 3rd, 1651, the young King escaped from the city with a few followers but previous to starting His Majesty made some hurried changes in his costume, and, according to tradition, this was done in a house situated at the corner of New Street and the corn market. Mr. Allan Fea, in his admirable book entitled The Flight of the King says Charles had barely time to effect his escape by a back door as Corbett a...

Hawking Glove Of Henry Viii

I N interesting and authenticated hawking glove of Henry VIII. I It is made of stout buff leather, with a short gauntlet curiously ornamented with circular discs worked in dull red and greenish blue thread, intermixed with silver wire a smaller disc, of the same colours, is placed at the lower part of the little finger while a singular pattern rs traced with thread on the palm of the hand. The cuff is lined some inches up with a fine canvas, which is turned over and outwards to form an edging,...

Early Seventeenthcentury Gloves

Fringe Jacket Technical Drawing

I N unusual and singular pair of gloves of leather, the hack seams of the fingers being stitched with gold thread the gauntlets are very deep and are covered with alternate bands of red satin and gold-thread ribbon-lace, with an edging of silver tinsel, and fringed with spangled gold thread. The total length of the gloves is 17 inches. King imes I. gave these gauntleted gloves to Sir Edward Denny, Kt. afterwards Earl of Norwich , who, as Sheriff of Hertfordshire, received the King during his...

Glove Of Mary Queen Of Scots

Historic Shoes

AVERY beautiful glove for the left hand, worn by the unfortunate Queen of Scots on the morning of her execution. It is made of a light, cool, buii-coloured leather the elaborate embroidery on the gauntlet is of silver wire gimp and silk of various colours the roses are of pale and dark blue and two shades of very pale crimson the foliage, or trees, is of two shades of estheuc green a bird in flight, with a long tail, figures conspicuously n the design the whole of the embroidered pattern is...

Gloves Of King Henry Vi

Historic Shoes

A REMARKABLE pair of fifteenth - century gloves, which belonged to Henry VI. They are made of fine brown Spanish leather, lined with deer skin, tanned with the hair on. The gauntlets reach to the elbow, and can be turned down when required. They are described as small enough for a a middle-sized woman their total length is 18 inches, and the width across the top of the gauntlet is j J- inches. rie King was concealed, after the battle of Hexham, at Bolton Hall, Yorkshire, and these gloves were...