PLATE XX

No. 1

SHOES OF THE REIGN OF WILLIAM AND MARY

A PAIR of blackish brown leather shoes, with double latchets crossing extremely high instep flaps, and fastening at the sides by means of a button and hook. The flap is well shaped, and gives an elegant and smart appearance to the shoes. The heels, of wood, are 2 inches high and are covered with crimson leather; the toes are rounded, and the total length of the shoes is 9˝ inches. They were originally in the Bateman Collection.

No. 2

LORD TREVOR’S SHOES

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

THE second pair of shoes on the plate are of crimson leather, with wide instep flaps, and having no indication of a means of fastening; the soles are of an inch thick, and the heels, of black leather and hollow, are 1˝ inches high. The toes are square and measure inches across; the name of Lord Trevor, in writing of an ancient character, may be traced on the underside of one of the instep flaps. This kind of shoes is of the period of Charles I.

Both the above pairs of shoes are the property of Mrs. Seymour Lucas.