Beautiful beaded leather oxfords circa late 1890s to early 1900s.
The color is a dark brown, almost purple, with a very slight metallic sheen. They have cut steel beading in a floral design on the toes and sides.
Really lovely gold/brown colored tassel laces that appear to be original.
Made by Laird, Schober & Mitchell.
+++ Measurements +++
Marked as a size 3B. This size likely corresponds to a modern women's size 5 US.
8 1/2" insole length
2 3/8" wide, measured across the bottom of the shoe at the ball of the foot
8" circumference measured around the same spot around the outside of the shoe
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall with minor age-related wear. Likely best for study or display due to age, but wearable with extra care for a photo shoot or special occasion.
Some bead loss and wear to the tassel laces. Some scuffs and nicks in the leather, mostly around the heel area. Minimal wear to the soles.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.