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Vintage 1920s (or earlier?) green velvet shoes.Please
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These shoes belonged to my Grandmama, who was born in the year 1900 and was very much one of the 'Bright Young Things'; so I have, of course, always believed them to be flapper shoes. However, they were recently borrowed by the local museum for an exhibition on accessories, and they also displayed an almost identical pair - same stitching, and marks inside, same shape but flat - dated 1820.....so now I don't know!
What I do know is that the uppers are green velvet, the colour less muddy than in the photographs, decorated with what was silver stitching and bugle beads, and that the soles are leather.
The inner sole - leather again, I think - is slightly padded, with an embossed design in silver, which includes some characters which may be random or possibly Arabic or something similar. There are no signs of wear on the inner sole.
Almost unbelievably, they are a wearable size - I take a 6, and they are just a tad too small, as you can see...so certainly a 5, possibly a 5½.
In really remarkable condition for their age, perhaps they belong in a museum....but my feeling is that they are dancing shoes, and that is what they really want to do!
Even the soles don't show much sign of wear! Measurements, to the best of my ability, are (taken from the sole): length, 10 inches (25.5 cms); width, 3 inches (7.5 cms); heel height, 1¾ inches (4.5 cms). If you would like further information or pictures, please email me.
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