|Newport Historical Society “Seabury” Edwardian shoes, by American Duchess|
Today we’re excited to finally introduce “Seabury,” a gorgeous new reproduction Edwardian from the Newport Historical Society, Rhode Island.
Back in April, Elizabeth from the Newport Historical Society contacted me to suggest a collaboration. The Newport Historical Society has an impressive collection of antique shoes dating back to the 18th century, so when Elizabeth and I were deciding which shoes to work on together we were quite spoiled for choice.
|The original “Seabury” shoes, which once upon a time were actually a very pale green, but have faded through the decades to be a subtle grey.|
One design sparkled a little more than the others, a gorgeous grey pump from the turn of the 20th century, with subtle brocade paired with shimmering satin, elegant heels and feminine bows.
It was a whirlwind adventure with Seabury’s development, going back-and-forth with the textile manufacturer and heel factory to recreate these special elements as closely as we could.
|The fabric – I drew this by hand, using photos of the original shoes to extrapolate out the pattern.|
|One of the antique heels I found on eBay, which served as the template for our new French heel shape.|
We’re so proud of the result! Here are the specifics at a glance:
|Seabury is available in grey-gold or black-black, with custom-made brocade, and removable bow clips.|
Seabury Edwardian Pumps
- Upper is custom-made brocade paired with satin
- Leather lining and soles
- Custom-made, perfectly balance French Heel – 3 inch / 7.6 cm
- Detachable bow shoe clip
- Available in gray/gold or black/black
- Historically correct for c. 1900 – 1925
Sales of Seabury directly benefit the Newport Historical Society, helping to keep their doors open and maintain their important historical clothing and footwear collections.