Beaded satin wedding shoes, c.1890
The ivory satin wedding shoes feature elaborately beaded toes and shapely high Louis heels. The shoes are lined with ivory kid, while the soles are leather.
The embellishment on the toes is worked with slightly iridescent crystal beads, giving a hint of sparkling pastel color. I love the beaded satin bows.
The condition is almost excellent. The satin fabric is split on both sides of one shoe—see bottom picture. The splits do not go through the lining. They can be backed so that the shoes could be worn. This is reflected in the price. The beading is totally intact.
The shoes are 9 1/2" long from the heel to the toe. The Louis heels are 2 1/2" tall.