Dutch Silk Shoe Pincushion
A Dutch silk shoe pincushion. Circa: 1850 - 1890
The Dutch silk shoe from around 1850 to 1890 was designed to resemble a high-heeled shoe with a curved heel and a pointed toe. The shoe's body is crafted from cream or light beige silk fabric and is structured to maintain the shoe's shape. Visible stitching throughout indicates that it is handcrafted. The toe and heel of the shoe feature contrasting brown fabric with a textured appearance, which is a plush silk material.
The shoe is accented with small, round buttons down the centre, suggesting a fastening or decorative element that mimics the closures of shoes from that era.
Condition: Good with wear consistent with age and use. Visible in the photographs.
Dimensions: Weight 5gms, Length 6cm, Height 5.5cm,