Found in Paris, and from the late Qing Dynasty, a pair of embroidered bound feet shoes/slippers in remarkable condition. Circa 1890-1900.
As a matter of fact, these shoes are in the best condition I have seen in 10 years of browsing for bound feet shoes, with no wear, no fraying of the silk, or even loose threads.
The shoes are made of a black silk satin of the highest quality, and are hand embroidered all over in satin stitch with small flowers, in a harmony of salmon pink, and moss green.
The tips with their small flowers embroidered just at the right place, are just adorable!
They have a nailed leather sole, and judging from them, were never worn, just kept from daylight in a box for over a Century.
There is some fading to the satin stitch colors, but the black silk and the black silk trim are still very black.
These shoes were not embroidered by the wearer obviously, but perfectly hand crafted items, sold into wealthy households by the merchants themselves.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 6". Largest width at the heel: 1 3/4".
Will be shipped Expedited from Paris including insurance and signature at delivery.
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