century silk court shoes with buckle Fulgence collection, Paris Silk by Anquetil- ..." Dated or mixed era worlds. Steampunk worlds work too.

Pair of woman's shoes, European, 1780–85. White figured silk upper embroidered with polychrome silk and silver yarns and spangles in conventional floral sprigs on instep and along sides; pink silk satin latchets cross over square tongue (no buckle); pink silk binding at top and over side and back seams. Round toe. Pink satin covered Louis heel embroidered like upper at back, top piece. Leather sole. Plain cotton insole, green silk damask lining in floral motif. MFA, Boston

Pair of woman's shoes, European, 1780–85. White figured silk upper embroidered with polychrome silk and silver yarns and spangles in conventional floral sprigs on instep and along sides; pink silk satin latchets cross over square tongue (no buckle); pink silk binding at top and over side and back seams. Round toe. Pink satin covered Louis heel embroidered like upper at back, top piece. Leather sole. Plain cotton insole, green silk damask lining in floral motif. MFA, Boston

Pair of women's shoes, Spitalfields, England, ca. 1735. Such a delicate shoe was intended for indoor wear only.  Dancing offered an excellent opportunity to show off elegant shoes normally hidden under petticoats.

Pair of women's shoes, Spitalfields, England, ca. 1735. Such a delicate shoe was intended for indoor wear only. Dancing offered an excellent opportunity to show off elegant shoes normally hidden under petticoats.

Paris is by far one of the easiest places to come back to after a holiday, but plunging back into the depths of winter after 10 days in a caribbean climate ta

Paris is by far one of the easiest places to come back to after a holiday, but plunging back into the depths of winter after 10 days in a caribbean climate ta

Eighteenth-Century European Dress at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Eighteenth-Century European Dress at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Another open work shoe The shoe shown here on the left has openwork designs cut into the leather dates from the early 13th century. Selection of decorated leather shoes: 13th-14th century

Another open work shoe The shoe shown here on the left has openwork designs cut into the leather dates from the early 13th century. Selection of decorated leather shoes: 13th-14th century

Heute ist #internationaler_Denkmaltag: Auch bekannte Objekte können neu entdeckt werden! Danke http://www.apstour.com/parameter/apstour/files/france820150126.jpg

Heute ist #internationaler_Denkmaltag: Auch bekannte Objekte können neu entdeckt werden! Danke http://www.apstour.com/parameter/apstour/files/france820150126.jpg

Tan silk faille ankle-strap shoes with ivory silk and lace cockades and silver buckles, French, 1860s. Part of a wedding ensemble (skirt, bodice, Swiss waist with attached bow, and ankle-strap shoes).

Tan silk faille ankle-strap shoes with ivory silk and lace cockades and silver buckles, French, 1860s. Part of a wedding ensemble (skirt, bodice, Swiss waist with attached bow, and ankle-strap shoes).

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