That term always intrigued me when I saw it in auction listings. Who was the original owner? And if it's 18th century I'm hooked. 18th century, baroque, rococco, sacque dresses, powdered wigs, patches, gambling at the casinos, snuff boxes, the shoes, the manners, tricorn hats, just fascinate me.
More and more I also wander off into other periods right up to and including the 1960s. I'm kind of vintage obsessed really!
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Holy hell, look at that HEEL! That gorgeously waisted french heel!! It even looks like it kicks up at the back - woohoo. I've died and gone to shoe heaven!
They come in a choice of black or ivory brocade. I think I want a pair of each because one pair - most probably the black ones, will be getting the 18th century RED HEEL treatment.
Hell I might even stud them with diamonds!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe the ivory ones should get the 'diamonds on the heels of my shoes' treatment. (Apologies to Paul Simon) Doing the happy dance! The Happy Happy Joy Joy Dance! The Snoopy Dance!