Open any decorator's magazine and you're sure to find a hallway with a pair of these wonderful tall old riding boots resting beside a bench. It's part of the quintessential English Manor decor style and an accent you need not put to use but can just enjoy decorating with. This pair we've just received in from France and yet I believe they're made by hand. The leather is still quite supple and wonderful and apart from the toes of the boots, seems in very good form. The interior is lined with leather and we can see the maker's name or perhaps the name of the person for whom these were custom made. The imprint is J. Coquilleot, and there is a horseshoe and quirt as motif. There is also a '`10" inside the show but they are not a size 10 unless it's a child's size. Further hand written numbers inside look to have been done with a wood burner blunt end, or similar. Looks like 119596, but hard to read. Might reference the job number for the boot maker. I would say these might fit a woman's size 5.5 or 6, but I'm not sure, don't have the equipment to measure them. I think of them as primarily decorative so the size is less important, but they are smallish. The uppers are of sturdy stiffer leather and holding up almost as new.
Very good condition for age and type. We think these are no later than 1910, so qualify as antique . Difficult to get a camera shot on the interior where the markings are, but we've done our best for you. Size is not indicated, but they are smallish - a small adult, perhaps women's size 5-7. Scuffs at the toes and evidence of wear, but for a nice antique set, they would rank very high.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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