Both styles are accurate for the late 1850s to the 1880s. Both are developed directly from originals in my collection, and we've spent oodles of time shaping the heels, toes, and silhouettes of these two lovelies, to produce the prettiest little Victorian shoes we could.
|"Renoir" side-buttoning boots, late 1850s - 1880s|
|The original "Renoir" boots in my collection|
|A pair of leather button boots, 1860-1880, eBay (original auction is no longer listed)|
These little slippers are highly customizable with dyes and myriad shoe clip designs. The original shoes were a paper-thin kid leather with rosettes on the vamp.
|The Met, kid slippers with rosettes, 1860 - 79|
|The kid slipper in my collection - this one dates to the 1870s|
The pre-order for *both* of these styles will start Monday, April 7th, 2014.
As always, we have to meet a minimum to make these two happen, so please consider pre-ordering, and helping to spread the word to other ladies who may be interested.
You'll find both Renoir and Tissot at AmericanDuchess.com on April 7th!