Ladys Shoe

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

ONE of a pair of lady's shoes of graceful shape, made of silk brocade, with a pattern of flowers and leaves in various colours, pink, blue, green and gold. The latchets are wide, and were intended to be fastened across the instep flaps with buckles. The heels, covered with brocade, are 2f inches high, and the toes are extremely pointed. The shoes are lined with white kid leather, except the insten flap, and that has a lining of pale pink ribbed silk. They are thus described by their owner : " These shoes belonged to my maternal great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Cook, oi the Manor House, Findern, Derbyshire. The date would be about 1720.

The property of Mrs. C. M. Prickett.

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