PLATE XXVI

No. 1

A BRIDAL SHOE

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

A LADY’S shoe of buff silk, embroidered with flowers in silver; the toe is pointed, and the heel is unusually high, being

3½ inches. The length of the shoe is 8½ inches. The latchets are wide, and are intended to be fastened by a buckle on the instep. This shoe was worn by the grandmother of Sir Win. Mackenzie, K.C.B., on her wedding-day, in 1776.  Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art.

No. 2

A LADY’S SHOE

A SMALL shoe of moire antique over white kid leather; the heel is of Wood, covered with a very light dove-coloured polished leather. The inside of the shoe is lined with white satin. The heel is exceptionally high, measuring 3¾ inches, the length of the shoe being only 8 inches from the heel to the tip of the sharply pointed toe. This singular specimen has the appearance of a bridal shoe, and the heart, on the ball of the foot, which is of a lighter colour than the rest of the sole, suggests a love story.

The property of W. Cole Plowright, Esq.