From the same private French collection, an exquisite pair of authentic antique Chinese bound feet shoes, circa 1870-1880.
The shoes are made of a very thick silk and are lined with cotton. They have small heels covered with embroidery and made of a very light wood.
The front has the most charming upturned point.
The color is a harmony of muted brown and turquoise, with also satin stitch embroideries in orange, purple and cream.
These shoes, like all my bound feet shoes have no restoration whatsoever, making them 100% authentic.
Bound feet shoes are very moving artifacts and they make wonderful, endearing collections.
Protect them from daylight as much as possible by keeping them in dark boxes.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 5 1/2". Height ar back: 2 1/2". Heel: 1".
CONDITION: Very good for a 19th Century pair. Little fading. Colors still vivid.
Will be shipped Registered Airmail (very safe!) including insurance and signature at delivery.
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