This single shoe is quite precious, with a ribbon rosette on the high vamp, and wide ribbons hand-stitched to the sides, to tie up around the ankle.
This slipper dates c. 1815-30. It is straight-lasted, completely hand-sewn, and exhibits the sole shape, seaming, and vamp length typical of this period. I am honored to have this lovely creature in my collection!
The second shoe is from a later date, c. 1830-50.