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Green Silk Slippers

Green Silk Slippers
C.1820. A pair of lady's slippers made out of bottle green silk satin. These have tapered rounded toes and high vamps, with little bows at the top of each vamp. They still have their green ties and have right and left feet. Shoes were made this early with right and left feet but it was unusual and expensive, mostly reserved to custom orders.. It wasn't until the 1860's when technology improved, that right and left shaped shoes became easier and cheaper to make.
These ones measure approx. 9" long and just under 2" wide.
(Formerly L. Hidic)