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    Sale 5318

    Fine Costume & Textiles: The Collector's Sale

    4 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 131

    A PAIR OF GOLD LACE LADY'S MULES, 1630S

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GOLD LACE LADY'S MULES, 1630S
    with overhanging square toes, the silk vamps overlaid with a gilt mesh, the gilt lamé waisted heels also overlaid with gilt mesh, the leather soles edged in red


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    Said to have belonged to Anne Boleyn, but of later date. The vendor's ancestor held court office at the Tower of London, and this is said to be how the shoes came to be in the family's possession.

    Originally, the vamps would have been salmon pink, which combined with gold lace overlay must have been worn by a woman of means and importance, and could have possibly therefore belonged to a prisoner in the tower.

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    Please note that this lot is illustrated as lot '130' in the catalogue and not 131.


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