ORIGINAL PAIR OF SLIPPER UPPERS FOR A MAN OR WOMAN c. Stunning pair of uppers, hand worked in Berlin wool work with some lighter colours worked in silk. The main colour is a gorgeous and vibrant blue with roses and rosebuds worked in shades of red and pink with leaves of shades of brown through to mustard.
The stems have been worked in browns. Size: Maximum length of embroidery 12" (30cm) x Maximum Width 10" (25cm). There doesn't appear to be any damage or fading to the embroidery. I have included a photo of the back of the slippers to show the neat way the embroidery was finished.These come with a photocopy of instructions for working a similar pair of slippers taken from The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine No. 36, Vol VI for April, 1863. This magazine makes it clear that such floral slippers were "For Ladies or Gentlemen". From a smoke free and animal free home.
The item "VICTORIAN Berlin woolwork Slipper Uppers" is in sale since Monday, April 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Women's Vintage Shoes". The seller is "gracebengrace" and is located in Crewe. This item can be shipped worldwide.