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Woman's Shoes

1830 - 1849
Made by Chapelle Cordonnier, Paris, (French)
Delicate heelless slippers like these were fashionable in the early to mid-nineteenth century for formal occasions and sometimes even for outdoor wear. This pair, with broad square toes and ankle ties, has a coat of arms to show the patronage of the princess of Baden. Although made on a straight last (a form over which a shoe is shaped), they are also marked "droit" (right) and "gauche" (left), allowing the slippers to be worn consistently on the same foot or alternated for even wear. ...

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