Queen Victoria’s shoes
These shoes were worn by Queen Victoria in 1840 and are identical to the pair she wore on her wedding day. This pair, like her wedding shoes, is similarly embellished with ribbon appliqué and has very delicate elastic across the instep. The white kid gloves were also worn by the Queen. Queen Victoria ruled over the British Empire from 1837 to 1901.
These pink silk shoes were owned by Count Walewski’s first wife. They were made by the famed shoe maker Melnotte of 20 Rue de la Paix, Paris and 23 Old Bond Street in London.
France, c. 1830
No matter how much googeling I did I couldn’t find much on this shoe maker, I’d like to know more….anyone?