A very rare find, an original pair of Post Civil War 1870/1880 mens handmade hand sewn square toe House Slipper Shoes. Created with remnants of wool carpet which would be similar to the infamous Carpet Bags that were created as luggage.
Inside is lined with soft white rabbit fur, the skins have begun to dry out. There is no innersole, you can see the bottom seam sewn together. The overall condition of the carpet is extremely good with minimal wear on the bottoms and some spots of what I supposed is moth bites. The brown cotton ties are not original.
Measurements are 12" back to front and 5" high at the back of the heel. They have been part of a private collection for many years and have always been kept in a climate controlled environment. Have a great day and Happy Holidays!Our storage and office areas are smoke free environments. If you feel there is an issue please allow us an opportunity to communicate with you. The item "RARE GREAT COND. ANTIQUE ORIG VICTORIAN CIVIL WAR ERA MEN CARPET BAG HOUSE SHOES" is in sale since Monday, February 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Men's Vintage Shoes". The seller is "bydenise" and is located in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.
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