Amazing antique Victorian 1870s silk boots court dressmaker Madame Elise
Amazing antique Victorian 1870s silk boots - court dressmaker Madame Elise. Lots of wonderful antique fabrics, lace, convent leaves, costume, hand embroidered napkins, quilts, bedpreads and more. New items will be added each Sunday, so do keep checking back... An extraordinary pair of red and blue silk boots with tumeric yellow ribbon lacing, bells and gilded heels - made to match a silk costume - made by Madame Elise, 170 Regent Street, London - Court Dressmaker by special appointment to Her Royal Highness Princess of Wales (this was Alexandra of Denmark, who became Princess of Wales in 1863 when she married Edward - the future King Edward VII). This costume and boots date to the 1870s. You will find other images of beautiful costumes made by Madame Elise if you do an internet search - several are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The boots were clearly handmade as part of a very exclusive fancy dress outfit - a Columbine costume, perfectly and correctly made (you can see the costume in the last 4 photographs). The boots are complete with turmeric coloured silk ribbon lacing, and are in fabulous condition. No fragility of the silk and almost no damage. Very rare indeed to find antique shoes or boots in such amazingly good condition. The tops are adorned with bells and there is a blue silk turnover lined with white kid leather. There is also a silk and kid-lined "tongue" inside the boots. All the brass hooks for lacing the boots are present. The only issue is a very tiny amount of nibbling to the blue silk turnovers. Some measurements: height of heel 5cms, length and width measured on the leather sole: 26cms x 6.5cms. Wonderful display items - a real find! I sell antique and vintage textiles and ephemera - unique items that have history, and may show signs of this - it is part of their charm. I try to describe any obvious faults as truthfully as I can. However, as most of my items are 100 years old, they will often bear the traces of a previous life. When paying by UK cheque, please note that your item(s) cannot be sent until your cheque has cleared. I also automatically open an unpaid item case against non-paying buyers on the 4. Will be sent by Global Priority. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
Please note that as I sell unique, antique textiles and ephemera, any item you return MUST be well packed and received in exactly the same condition as sent. I always try to offer my customers excellent service. The item "Amazing antique Victorian 1870s silk boots court dressmaker Madame Elise" is in sale since Sunday, October 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Other Fabric/Textiles".
The seller is "linskapet" and is located in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product: Clothing
- Sub-Type: Victorian silk shoes boots
- Material: Silk
- Style/ Origin: Victorian