Oxford shoe, [womens], ribbed silk / gilt filigree / cut steel / lace / leather, maker unknown, England, c1880-1889
Single straight [womens] front laced Oxford shoe, turnshoe construction with round toe and covered Louis heel. Shoe consists of upper of ribbed silk with winged vamp, 4 pairs of eyelets with wide laces, and back seamed quarters. Upper decorated with metal filigree in scallops on the vamp and quarters extended into scrolls at the back seam with similar filigree cage over the heel. Filigree is trimmed with cut steel beads. Ribbed silk tab is stitched over the lacing and is also decorated with metal filigree forming an oval cartouche with diamante stone in centre. Attached is a gilt tassel, (one missing). Edges trimmed with machine made lace and upper lined with linen and white kid with white kid sock.