It’s Saturday, which means it’s shoe-day! And do I have a very dainty, pretty pair for you today:
They are silk brocade from around 1775 and “probably” from France. The shape is lovely – a gentle little point on the toe, emphasised by the flowers, and a rather practical sized heel. I adore the detail on the sides – as if little plants are growing up the side of the shoe.
These really are prettiness incarnate!