Rare, unusual and interesting antique costumes and textiles; for museums and collectors looking for that extra special piece, for new and established collectors and for those with a modest budget who want to adorn their person or home.


Child's Bootees
Late 19th c

I could'nt resist these sweet home made boy's? slippers which are machine stitched. They have leather soles but were probably worn in doors. 


The pair made from a soft cotton check in subdued shades of red, green and yellow, high ankles, tongue,  a leather strap with a  button fastening, plain pink cotton lining, leather soles, 4 1/2 in; 12 cm.


The right foot: hole to toe to reveal lining. Further small hole to very back where the cloth has rubbed on the ground. The left foot:  Two small wear patches to toe. One side the face fabric has4.5 cm just above the leather and to the back.  Both soles show signs of a little wear. The leather was not new when these were made.  Ask for photos if you cannot see the damage.